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Deer Reduction To Occur Across State

Last updated on Tuesday, November 20, 2007

(UNDATED) - A total of 19 Department of Natural Resources properties, 18 state parks and one nature preserve, will temporarily close to the general public, Monday, November 26- 27, and December 10-11, for special deer reduction efforts.

These include 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 State Parks, plus Twin Swamps Nature Preserve.

The DNR first began to reduce the size of the deer herds occupying Indiana's state parks in 1993, with a one-day reduction at Brown County State Park. Since then, deer reductions have been conducted at 20 of Indiana's 24 state parks.

DNR biologists and naturalists now determine the need for a reduction each year on a park-by-park basis.

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