PERRY, Kan.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake will host the third annual Warrior deer hunt for Soldiers in Fort Riley’s Warrior Transition Battalion Dec. 9 through 11.
During this three-day event, Soldiers can choose to hunt from several blind locations not open to public hunting at Perry Lake. This provides a greater opportunity for a successful hunt experience not limited to a single location.
“We are advocates for giving back. Community and local businesses provide food, lodging and field assistance,” says Reece Nelson, Perry Lake natural resource specialist. “The Corps of Engineers manages the Warrior event and provides nearly twenty hunting blind locations to increase the chances of success for the Soldiers. Part of the battalion’s reintegration process is to have these experiences that can be a turning point in their recovery to transition back into active duty or reintegrate back into civilian life. Hopefully, through these experiences we can help make a difference with their recovery.”
The Corps of Engineers, with the help of the community, is able to host this great event. Local businesses organize food and lodging for the Soldiers and help coordinate hunting guides to assist in the blind, field dressing, tagging and loading the harvested deer.
During this event all ATV Trails, Rock Creek, Perry, Slough Creek and Longview parks will be temporarily closed for public use.
For more information, please call the Perry Lake project office at (785) 597-5144.
Release no. 2016-59