News: Corps to host spring turkey hunts at Thurmond Lake
Story by Tracy Robillard
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Savannah district will host two turkey hunts in the Bussey Point Wildlife Management Area, at J. Strom Thurmond Lake in the spring of 2013.
The management area will be opened to all hunters on April 5 and 6. On April 13, the Corps will host a youth hunt. Hunts will be limited to 10 individuals daily. Hunters who are selected may bring a guide or guest. The guest will not be allowed to carry a weapon.
To participate in the drawings, hunters must submit a letter requesting consideration for the hunt and should include the desired hunt date, the hunter’s name, mailing address and daytime telephone number, and mail to: Ken Boyd, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project Office, 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill, SC 29821-9703. Requests for consideration may also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be received at the Thurmond Project Office by 4:30 p.m. on March 20.
Shotguns may be used for all turkey hunts. For the youth hunt on April 14, hunters must be 15 years of age or younger and must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must be licensed in accordance with the Georgia hunting regulations and will not be allowed to carry a weapon.
The hunts will begin each day one hour before sunrise and conclude at noon. Late arrivals will be denied entry. All applicable Georgia hunting regulations apply. Visitors who are not hunting are asked to find other recreation areas to use during the scheduled hunt.
For additional information, contact Ken Boyd at the J. Strom Thurmond Project Office at 1-800-533-3478 extension 1159 or (864) 333-1159.