Corps to issue permits for special deer hunt at Greers Ferry

LITTLE ROCK, Ar (AGFC) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications through Aug. 15 for a special deer hunt for the physically impaired to be held Nov. 3-5 at Greers Ferry Lake.

The Corps said up to five permits will be issued to hunters whose mobility is permanently or severely impaired by paralysis or amputation.

Hunting blinds and safe access routes to the sites will be provided. Hunters will be limited to the use of muzzleloaders only. Hunters will need an assistant and an all terrain vehicle to access the blinds.

Applicants must submit a completed application form and a doctor's letter by close of business Aug. 15. A drawing will be held during the Arkansas Disabled Sportsmen Association's annual meeting to select up to five hunters.

Applications may be obtained from the Corps' Greers Ferry Project Office in Heber Springs. P.O. Box 1088, Highway 25 North, Heber Springs, AR 72543, or by calling (501) 362-2416. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays.

The special hunt is a joint effort of the Corps of Engineers, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Disabled Sportsman's Association.