The Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications
from youth hunters who would like to participate in a
special deer hunt Dec. 6 and 7 in Ozark Isle Park at Bull
Shoals Lake. Eight permits will be issued to hunter
education graduates 15 years old and under (born on
or after Dec. 8, 1987).
Applicants must submit a completed application form,
including their hunter education identification number,
by Oct. 10. A random drawing will be held at 10 a.m.
Oct. 16 at the Corps' Project Office in Mountain Home to
select the eight hunters.
This hunt will provide access and hunting blinds to help
these youngster enjoy a safe and successful outdoor
recreational experience. This opportunity is being
extended to the nation's youth in order to help them
create an interest in conservation and the outdoors and
to develop a good hunting ethic, while improving the
deer herd in this area.
An unarmed adult, over 21 years old must accompany
youth hunters during this hunt. Hunters will be limited to
muzzleloaders or shotguns loaded with slugs only. No
center fire rifles, handguns or buckshot will be allowed.
Application forms may be picked up beginning Aug. 18
at the Corps of Engineers office at 324 West 7th in
Mountain Home. Call (870) 425-2700 for more