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Thu November 7, 2013

Most Indiana State Parks to Close for Controlled Deer Hunting. (It's This or Adding Wolves.)

Credit Indiana Department of Natural Resources

An overabundance of deer in Indiana has prompted state wildlife officials to shut down select state parks for controlled hunting.

Twenty-one of Indiana’s 24 state parks will be involved in the annual hunts on Nov. 18-19 and Dec. 2-3.

The state administered hunts began in 1993 to reduce the deers' over-browsing of plant-life and create a healthier ecosystem, official said.

“The habitat was ultimately suffering,” said Mike Mycroft, chief of state parks and reserves for Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources.

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