Indiana News

17 Indiana state parks closing for 4 days of deer hunts

Turkey Run State Park. (John Maxwell)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Seventeen Indiana state park sites will be closing their gates to visitors for a pair of two-day deer hunts later this month.

The hunts are scheduled for Nov. 15-16 and Nov. 29-30. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says wildlife biologists determine where the hunts are needed to ensure healthy habitats for native plants and animals.

Those parks closing for hunts are:

  • Chain O’Lakes
  • Clifty Falls
  • Fort Harrison
  • Indiana Dunes
  • Lincoln
  • Ouabache
  • Pokagon
  • Potato Creek
  • Shakamak
  • Spring Mill
  • Summit Lake
  • Tippecanoe River
  • Turkey Run
  • Versailles
  • Whitewater Memorial
  • Cave River Valley
  • Trine

The agency reported that 1,243 deer were killed during last year’s state park hunts.