Missouri to Close Five Parks for Deer Hunts

7 years 3 days 9 hours ago Friday, November 18 2011 Nov 18, 2011 Friday, November 18, 2011 11:01:00 AM CST November 18, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri will close five state parks for special deer hunts on two upcoming weekends.

Park officials say the managed hunts will be held this weekend in Pomme de Terre State Park, and the weekend of Dec. 10-11 in Ha Ha Tonka State Park near Camdenton, Knob Noster State Park, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park near Columbia and Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and Historic Site near Lawson.

The parks will be closed those weekends to everyone except hunters with special permits.

Hunting is normally not allowed in state parks, but officials said the special hunts are a way to manage the deer population.

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