Enid Lake

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 26, 2008

Big day planned at Enid Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake would like to invite everyone to “Hunting and Fishing Day” scheduled at Riverview Recreation Area located below the dam at Enid Lake on September 27.

Activities will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. The day will be filled with hunting, fishing, and outdoor exhibits, along with musical entertainment, a fishing rodeo, demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, events for children, concession stands, and prize give a-ways.

We encourage everyone to come and experience the great outdoors and to recognize the important role everyone has in preserving and improving our natural resources. In return we can introduce younger generations to the outdoors, and pass on skills and knowledge to make sure we do not lose what previous generations have worked so hard to protect.

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Special deer hunt slated at Springdale

Enid Lake is now accepting applications for the Special Deer Hunt at the Springdale Wildlife Management Area. Applications for the hunt may be obtained from the Enid Lake Field Office or from public service announcements published in the area newspapers.  

All applications must be returned to the Enid Lake Field Office and received no later than 9 a.m., October 20.  This year’s hunt will be divided into four sessions with each session restricted to a maximum of 40 hunters.  

A public drawing will be held at the Enid Lake Field Office at 10 a.m. on October 20 to determine who will be eligible to hunt in the first three sessions.

Participants in the first three sessions may harvest only one doe deer.  The successful hunters from the first three sessions will be eligible to enter the fourth session.  

If more than 40 hunters are successful in harvesting a doe during the first three sessions, there will be a random drawing for the 40 participants allowed to hunt in the fourth session.  Hunters in the fourth session will be allowed to harvest only one legal buck deer with 6 points or more.  

The first session will be for young hunters, 10-15 years of age, and will consist of three days, (October 24-26, 2008).  An adult at least 21 years of age must accompany these young hunters.  The second session will be 7 days, (October 27 – November 2, 2008) and will be for adult hunters, age 16 and up.  The third session will be seven days, (November 3 –9) and will also be for hunters age 16 and up.  

The fourth session will begin November 14 and continue through November 20, 2008.  

The Resource Manager of Enid Lake, Billy J. Samuels, or his designated representative will issue all permits.  In addition to state laws, participants will also be required to comply with special regulations for the Springdale Wildlife Management area.  

For more information contact a Ranger for the Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake, 662-563-4571.