Wednesday, November 21, 2007

INDIANA NEWS: Overabundant Deer Prompt Culling, Park Closings

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources plans to temporarily close 18 state parks, including Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis, and one nature preserve in the coming weeks for deer hunts.

The parks and nature preserve will be closed Nov. 26-27 and Dec. 10-11.

The DNR says the deer populations have grown too large for the areas to support them and maintain an ecological balance.

The parks to be closed are Chain O'Lakes, Charlestown, Clifty Falls, Fort Harrison, Harmonie, Indiana Dunes, Lincoln, McCormick's Creek, Ouabache, Pokagon, Potato Creek, Shades, Shakamak, Spring Mill, Tippecanoe River, Turkey Run, Versailles and Whitewater Memorial. The Twin Swamps Nature Preserve near Evansville will also be closed.


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