Langley – As summer begins to give way to fall, the Grand River Dam Authority is reminding the public of the hunting and camping rules related to GRDA property.
Those rules, which can be found online at grda.com and are also available in hard copy at the GRDA Ecosystems and Education Center, cover the areas of hunting and fishing, firearms, ammo, and camping on GRDA property. While the public has free access to GRDA waters and is not charged for the right to engage in hunting, fishing, swimming or non-commercial boating, there are several rules that deal more specifically with firearms and camping.
Two very important rules that all should remember are that all hunting on GRDA property shall be conducted in accordance with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s regulations. It is also important to note that no camping is allowed on GRDA property except in designated areas.
GRDA is also reminding the public of the hunting moratorium for GRDA properties along the Neosho River in Ottawa County. In the interest of public health and safety, that moratorium is in place through December 31, 2016. No hunting is allowed on that property prior to that date. However, there are many other areas and options in the GRDA lakes area.
“We encourage the public to take advantage of the wonderful hunting, fishing and camping opportunities the lakes area offers,” said GRDA Assistant General Manager/Chief of Law Enforcement and Lake Operations Brian Edwards. “We also encourage them to be familiar with the rules that are in place to help protect the properties and those who enjoy them.”
To access the GRDA rules online, click on the “Lake Information” drop down menu on grda.com, then click the “GRDA Police” link. A GRDA Lake Rules booklet is also available, and the complete rules can also be found in the 2014-15 GRDA Lake Guide.
For more information, contact the GRDA Ecosystems Management Department at (918) 256 0723 or the GRDA Police Department at (918) 256 0911.
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