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Chattahoochee Bend State Park to close for deer hunt


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 09, 2022 - 4:07 PM

Chattahoochee Bend State Park to close for deer hunt

The Newnan Times-Herald

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.