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Hunters at state parks should wear orange [UPDATED]

Published 10:42am Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Updated 12:45pm Wednesday, November 6, 2013

For The Journal

The Department of Natural Resource advises that visitors to state parks — including Maplewood — wear blaze orange if they’re there Nov. 9-12. Hunters will be permitted to take deer as part of a resource management effort in the park during that time. Park managers suggest that visitors also check for hunt-related information at the park office when they arrive.

Although Maplewood will remain open, access to other state parks will vary during deer season.

Some will remain open to all visitors, some will have limited public access and some will be open only to hunters with special permits.

“These annual resource management hunts help control the deer population at state parks,” said Ed Quinn, resource management consultant for the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division. “Too many deer in one area can negatively affect native plants and the health of the ecosystem. In managing natural resources, we’re always striving for a sustainable balance.”

Details on which areas of each park will be affected by the special deer hunts are included in the “Visitor Alert” boxes on the individual park Web pages at (

Park-specific also is available by contacting the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 (888-646-6367 toll free) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or at

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