Ozark National Scenic Riverways Plans for Upcoming Managed Youth Deer Hunt

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Date: September 27, 2017
Contact: Kim Houf, 573-323-4941

VAN BUREN, MO:  Ozark National Scenic Riverways will be conducting a managed youth deer hunt on October 7 and 8 in the Big Spring area. The Peavine Road, the Peavine Pavilion area, and all hiking trails within the Big Spring area will be temporarily closed from Friday, October 6, until the morning of Monday, October 9, to help ensure public safety. Due to the flood that occurred in April, the Big Spring campground has been and will remain closed. Big Spring, the Big Spring pavilion area, and the boat ramp will remain open during the hunt and can be accessed from Hwy 103. All areas will reopen the morning of October 9. 

This managed hunt is being conducted in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation and has been made available to 10 youth applicants, 11 to 15 years of age, who will be using firearms. Each youth will be accompanied by an adult who is certified in hunter education while hunting.  

For more information, visit the park’s Facebook page, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/ozar, or phone (573) 323-4236.

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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Last updated: September 30, 2017

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