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Managed Archery Deer Hunt Will Close Big Spring Area for Visitor Safety

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Date: December 3, 2013
Contact: Kim Houf, 573-323-4941

VAN BUREN MO:  Ozark National Scenic Riverways will be conducting an archery managed hunt in the Big Spring area beginning Friday, December 13th and ending Sunday, December 15th. The Big Spring area will be closed to the public for visitor safety and will re-open each evening. Access to the Big Spring cabins will remain open to registered guests during the hunt.  


“Providing hunting opportunities helps the park better manage the Big Spring deer population and improves the overall health of the herd,” states Superintendent Bill Black.  “The closure of the Big Spring area, including the spring itself, will be necessary during the hunt to insure the safety of the public.” 


For more information, phone (573) 323-4236 or visit the park’s Facebook page, or website at www.nps.gov/ozar. Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.


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