We told you about three state parks closing this weekend for managed hunts. It’s a practice that has been happening since the 80’s. Ken McCarty is the Chief of the State Parks Natural Resource Management Section. He says each year they evaluate the deer populations in the parks and determine where they’ll hold the managed hunts. This year, it’s Knob Noster, Mark Twain, and Current River.
The participants are chosen by lottery from a pool of hunters who’ve applied in advance. The parks will close to the public Friday evening. The hunts will take place Saturday and Sunday. The parks will reopen Monday morning.