News: Corps to host youth waterfowl hunts at Richard B. Russell Lake
Story by Tracy Robillard
SAVANNAH, GA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will conduct four youth waterfowl hunts at the Richard B. Russell Lake (located in Elberton, Ga., on the upper Savannah River) on Nov. 17, Nov. 23, Dec. 8, and Dec. 15. Four slots will be available at each hunt for youth hunters ages 9 to 15.
For all hunts, a parent or guardian must accompany youth participants and will be permitted to shoot along with the youth hunter. Hunters will be selected by random drawing. Hunters must call Jeff Brooks at 1-800-944-7207 ext. 3424 at the Russell Project Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 13 to enter the drawing.
Hunters can also submit a letter requesting consideration for the hunts. Address letters to: Jeff Brooks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Richard B. Russell Project Office, 4144 Russell Dam Drive, Elberton, GA 30635. The letter must include preferred dates of hunt, names of the youth and adult, age, address, and home and daytime phone numbers. Letters must be received at the Richard B. Russell Project Office by 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 13. Hunters will be notified of their selection by Nov. 14.
All hunters will be checked in at the project office. Parents or guardians must be licensed in accordance with existing Georgia Hunting Regulations including the Migratory Bird Hunting License (H.I.P.), state, and federal waterfowl stamps. All state regulations and bag limits will be strictly enforced. Legal firearms and ammunition for waterfowl hunting are identified in the Georgia Hunting Regulations for Late Season Migratory Birds.