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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt at Perry Lake

Published Nov. 23, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake has teamed up with The American Legion Post 142 in Perry, Kansas and the Quality Deer Management Association in Atchison, Kansas to host the second annual Wounded Warrior deer hunt for Soldiers in Fort Riley’s Warrior Transitions Battalion on December 5 and 6. The American Legion organizes food and lodging for the Soldiers during the weekend event while the QDMA provides hunting guides to assist in the blind, field dressing, tagging and loading harvested deer.

During this two-day hunt, six Soldiers will have several blind options to choose from at Perry Lake locations not open to public hunting. Having nearly twenty blinds to pick from provides a greater opportunity for a successful hunt experience and not limited to one location.

“This event allows our community and local businesses to give back to our service men and women,” said Kyle Ruona, Perry Lake park ranger. “Hosting this Wounded Warrior managed deer hunt is a means to show our appreciation.”  

The ATV Trails, Rock Creek, Perry, Slough Creek and Longview Parks will be temporarily closed for public use during this event.

For more information, please call the Perry Lake project office at (785) 597-5144.

 

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