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Several Three Rivers Parks to Partially Close for Deer Hunts

Sep 26, 2017 08:15AM ● By Wendy Erlien

(photo provided by Three Rivers Park District)

Several parks in the Three Rivers Park District will temporarily close for scheduled deer hunts in October and November. 

"Three Rivers Park District will conduct scheduled deer hunts intended to keep deer herds in balance with available habitat. This will necessitate the closing, or partial closing, of parks where the hunts are taking place," according to a press release from Three Rivers Park District.

Several Maple Grove parks are part of a smaller archery deer hunts, resulting in partial closings and continued access to paved trails, dog off-leash areas, and picnic areas. Signage will be posted for guests. 

The partial closing dates of parks in and around Maple Grove are: 

Fish Lake Regional Park  (Maple Grove)        

  • Oct. 2-4                  
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 1                     

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park (Brooklyn Park)    

  • Oct. 2-4                  
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 1                     

 French Regional Park (Plymouth)                         

  • Oct. 9-11                
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 1                                     

Eagle Lake Regional Park (Maple Grove)                 

  • Oct. 16-18               
  • Nov. 13-15

From Oct. 27 to 29, Crow-Hassan Park Reserve (cities of Hanover and Rogers) will be holding large archery hunts. During the archery hunts, Crow-Hassan Park will be closed; however, the off-leash dog area at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve will remain open.

"Three Rivers Park District selects a limited number of archery hunters by a preference lottery through the Metro Bowhunters Resource Base (MBRB)," according to a press release from Three Rivers Park District. "In addition to temporarily closing the parks to the public, the Park District takes several measures to ensure the safety of nearby residents." 

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