Corps to hold annual hunt for persons with physical disabilities

Published Sept. 5, 2013

WARSAW, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harry S. Truman Lake and The Masonic Lodge #653 will host the 24th Annual Truman Lake Managed Deer Hunt for persons with physical disabilities Nov. 2 and 3, 2013 at Shawnee Bend and Berry Bend Parks.

The hunt is limited to persons with non-ambulatory or semi-ambulatory disabilities, or those permanently confined to wheelchairs, walkers, canes and/or crutches. A total of 22 individuals will be selected for the managed deer hunt using a random drawing for those that meet the selection criteria.

 In order to maintain a high level of safety, camping at Berry Bend Equestrian and Berry Bend South will not be permitted Nov. 1 through Nov. 3.  Public use in Shawnee Bend Park will be limited during the weekend of Nov. 2. The Shawnee Bend Boat Ramp will be open for public use. However, no archery hunting will be allowed in Shawnee Bend Park during the special hunt. The Shawnee Bend Golf Course and Club House will also be closed on Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3.

Those interested in applying for the managed deer hunt are welcome to pick up an application at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Harry S. Truman Project Office Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by calling (660) 438-7317, ext. 3802. Applications should be returned to the Harry S. Truman Project Office or postmarked by  Sept. 30.

Volunteers are also welcome to assist in various capacities. Please contact Dick Lewis at (660) 438-5756 or Jim Thompson at (660) 438-2063 for volunteer information.

For additional information concerning the Truman Lake Managed Deer Hunt, contact Park Ranger Rusty Callister at (660) 438-7317, ext. 3802.



Release no. PA-2013-51