The park will be completely closed to all activities (except hunting) from December 2nd to December 4th and from December 12th to December 14th, 2013. This closure affects all areas of the park. Please avoid visiting the park.
With the large number of deer in the park these days, and a lack of natural predators, these hunts help keep deer populations in check and protect the forest from over browsing which can cause long term damage to the forest ecosystem. They also protect the deer from potentially devastating disease which can strike overly dense herds.