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Indiana State Park Closures Set For 4 Days Of Deer Hunts

Nov 9, 2019
Bob Kuhns/National Parks Service

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seventeen Indiana state park sites will close their gates to visitors for a pair of two-day deer hunts in the coming weeks.

The hunts are scheduled for Nov. 18-19 and Dec. 2-3. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says wildlife biologists evaluate the parks to determine where deer hunts are needed to ensure healthy habitats for native plants and animals.

This year's hunts come after a state appeals court rejected a lawsuit challenging the DNR's authority to allow hunters armed with rifles into state parks.

The Senate voted down the measure that would have imposed restrictions while officially sanctioning some high-fenced hunting preserves.