Indiana DNR Properties Plan For Closure for Deer Hunts
Tuesday Nov 06, 2018 1:50pm
Seventeen Indiana state parks will temporarily close their gates to visitors this month for deer reduction hunts.
The parks will close to visitors on Nov. 12 and 13, and Nov. 26 and 27 during the two-day hunts.
State wildlife biologists evaluate which parks need a deer reduction based on each park's habitat and previous deer-kill rates. DNR officials say that "reducing the parks' deer populations helps maintain habitat for other animals and state-endangered plants".
Chain O'Lakes State Park in Noble County was among state parks chosen for a deer reduction hunt; however, Pokagon State Park was not.
Despite Pokagon not being on the list, a hunt will be held at nearby Trine State Recreation Area.