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Posted 10/22/2018

Release no. 18-061

Public Affairs Office

STOCKTON, Mo. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Stockton Lake and Stockton Lions Club will host the 21st Annual Stockton Lake Managed Deer Hunt for persons with physical disabilities Nov. 3-4, 2018, in Hawker Point, Masters and Orleans Trail South parks.

To maintain a high level of safety, Hawker Point and Orleans Trail South parks will close Oct. 29-Nov. 5. Masters Park will be closed to archery hunting and hiking Nov. 3-4. Individuals planning activities in these areas should consider other options around the lake.

“Each year about 20-25 hunters take part in this tradition,” said Derrick Phillips, Stockton Lake park ranger. “We have a great program in place for mobility-impaired hunters and traditionally allow them access to closed park areas the weekend prior to opening firearms deer season.”

The hunt is limited to persons with disabilities, or those permanently confined to wheelchairs, walkers, canes or crutches. A total of 20 individuals were selected for this managed hunt using a random drawing for those that meet the selection criteria.

For questions regarding the Stockton Lake Managed Deer Hunt, how to volunteer or for future hunt information, contact the Stockton Lake office at (417) 276-3113.

For more information, visit us online at www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes/Stockton-Lake/

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