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Management deer hunts at two Indiana nature preserves

From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources

-- Management deer hunts are planned for Indiana's Big Chapman Lake Nature Preserve and Little Chapman Lake Nature Preserve and Wildlife Diversity Area during November and December. Applications are due by Oct. 13; the drawing will be Oct. 15.

Deer numbers are excessively high at both locations, and over-browsing by deer threatens the long-term health of the properties. The adjacent properties are located just north of Warsaw in Kosciusko County.
The hunts will be Nov. 1 to 28 and Dec. 4 to Jan. 2. The properties are not being opened to hunting in general. Hunting will be for deer only and limited to archery equipment.
Participating hunters will be selected by drawing for one of four two-week time slots. No more than 10 hunters will be given permits to hunt on the 298 acres of DNR property at any one time. Future management hunts will be based on the results of this year's hunt.

Hunters can obtain an application by requesting one by mail: Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area, 8432 North 850 East , Syracuse, IN 46567 or they can call (574) 834-4461.

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