U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host Wounded War Heroes Deer Hunt

Published Dec. 9, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District is partnering with the Wounded War Heroes to provide wounded military veterans the opportunity to hunt at Indian Bayou.

The deer hunts will take place on January 13, 2015 and January 15, 2015 at Indian Bayou located in the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System. The hunts will be conducted within a restricted-use area at Indian Bayou that is reserved for wheelchair-bound and youth lottery hunts. Deer stands are wheelchair accessible and overlook winter food plots.

Veterans wishing to participate in this event should contact Wounded War Heroes at www.wwhft.net or Mr. Darryl Moore at dmo61@reagan.com. Mr. Moore is a veteran and retired Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Agent who is acting as liaison between the Army Corps and the Wounded War Heroes.

Wounded War Heroes is a non-profit organization that allows combat veterans the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities and events.

Indian Bayou is a 28,000 acre recreational area, within the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System, that is managed by the Corps for public recreation including hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, bird watching and other outdoor recreational activities. The area is located between Krotz Springs and Butte La Rose, Louisiana. For more information on Indian Bayou and additional hunting opportunities, please call the Indian Bayou field office in Port Barre at (337) 585-0853 or visit www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/AtchafalayaBasin.aspx.

Rene Poche

Release no. 14-066