Enid Lake turkey hunt

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 18, 2011

Enid Lake to sponsor annual Springdale special turkey hunt

Enid Lake is now accepting applications for a Special Turkey 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 area newspapers. Forms are available at The Panolian office.

All applications must be returned to the Enid Lake Field Offic and received no later than 9 a.m., February 28.

This year’s hunt will be divided into three sessions with each session restricted to a maximum of 30 hunters.  A public  drawing will be held at the Enid Lake Field Office at 10 a.m. on February 28 to determine who will be eligible to hunt in the three sessions.  

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Bag limit is one adult gobbler or one gobbler with six-inch or longer beard per day, three per hunting session.  (State law limit is three per season.)  

The first session will be for young hunters, 10-15 years of age, and will consist of seven days, (March 5-12).  An adult at least 21 years of age must  accompany these young hunters.  

The second session will be seven days, (March 13-19)  and will be for adult hunters, age 16 and up.  

The third session will be seven days, (March 20 – March 26) and will also be for hunters age 16 and up.  

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 Mike Robinson, Ranger for the Corps of Engineers at Enid Lake, 662-563-4571.