Chattahoochee Bend State Park will be closed on Nov. 29-30 to conduct a quota deer hunt.
According to a release from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the hunt is necessary in order to help control deer population in and around the park. The hunt is used as a way to keep the herd healthy and strong, and also to prevent the herd from destroying the habitat and overconsuming food sources for other species.
Hunters participating are drawn by a lottery system.
According to the department, the hunts are not recreational, but rather seen as a valuable and effective resource management tool.
Following the hunt, the park will re-open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1.
For more information about hunting in Georgia, visit georgiawildlife.org/hunting.
Chattahoochee Bend State Park is located at 425 Bobwhite Way in Newnan.