U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts successful youth deer hunt at Perry Lake

Published Sept. 28, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake hosted their Youth Deer Hunt September 12 and 13. This annual event is usually held during normal firearms season in December; however the event took place in September this year to accommodate for more predictable weather.

In preparation of the event, Corps Park Rangers spent several weeks setting up blinds and deer stands over food plots and crop field areas. 14 hunters from the local community participated in the Youth Deer Hunt, accessing areas normally restricted to public hunting. Each participant was accompanied by a relative or family friend who served as their mentor. Seven deer were harvested during the two day event. “Although every hunter didn’t harvest a deer, this event was still a great success,” said Kyle Ruona, Natural Resource Specialist at Perry Lake. “Some of the kids harvested a deer for the first time while others built on their existing skills and passion for deer hunting.”

Cabelas in Kansas City, Kansas, contributed to this event helping to make it a success.

Those interested in participating in future youth deer hunts or other special hunts, please contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Perry Lake Project Office at 785-597-5144 or perry.lake@usace.army.mil

For additional information on Perry Lake, visit http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/PerryLake.aspx.



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Release no. 15-055