Limited public access at Jay Cooke State Park during hunt
From Dec. 3rd through Dec. 7th, Jay Cooke State Park will have limited public access for a special hunt. The campground, office area, River Inn area and Munger Trail have restrictions during the muzzleloader hunt. The hunt will help with limiting deer overpopulation and protecting natural resources.
The limited access to visitors include all hiking trails, but the swinging bridge will remain accessible to visitors. However, the DNR do not recommend visitors to access any areas south of the bridge. The Minnesota DNR advises visitors to wear blaze orange or brightly colored clothing in the park, during the hunt.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources appreciate visitors for their patience and understanding the limited access during these hunts. There will be other hunts taking place in Minnesota state parks and recreation areas this fall, but access to parks vary. Some will remain open to all visitors, some will have limited public access and some will be open only to hunters with special permits.
For more information about limited public access and hunting in state parks you can look here https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/hunting.html. If you are interested in last week’s gone fishing and hunting you can read about it here https://www.wdio.com/gone-fishing/gone-fishin-huntin-november-17th/.
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