Pokagon State Park Is Closed Monday & Tuesday For Deer Reduction Hunt
By: Sheila McCrea - Monday, November 14, 2022

ANGOLA, IN - Pokagon State Park in Steuben is closed Monday and Tuesday (November 14-15) for the first of two controlled hunts.

This is the 29th year the Indiana Department of Natural Resources has held controlled hunts at parks across the state. The scheduled closure is part of the DNR's plan to reduce the deer population.

The first management hunt was held in 1993 as an effort to reduce damage to vegetation and habitat by the overpopulation of white-tailed deer in Brown County State Park. Since then multiple parks like Pokagon have hosted deer management hunts.

The park will be closed again for a second deer hunt on November 28th and 29th.


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