Potato Creek welcomes hunters for deer thinning effort

NORTH LIBERTY, Ind. –- A deer hunt has wrapped up in a local state park.

Potato Creek State Park in North Liberty closed to regular visitors on Monday. Instead, they only allowed in hunters. It was an effort to thin the deer herd.

Organizers say it was sort of a slow day.

"We had 106 deer taken in the first two days,” said Tim Cordell of Potato Creek State Park. “We have had nine so far today, but the day is not over. We are just getting into deer rush hour, and we had 130 hunters show up today."

More deer hunts are scheduled Tuesday, including one at Indiana Dunes. There are some standby spots available, but hunters must be 18, live in Indiana, and have a valid Indiana deer license to participate.

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