Too many white-tail deer prevent hardwood seedlings from growing into big trees. So if we want the next generation of trees we need to remove a number of this season’s deer. The preserve will be closed to hikers from Saturday November 26 through Saturday December 10. There is Sunday hunting on November 27 so the only open day will be Sunday Dec 3. We do not allow rifle hunting any other season, and any archery hunters are instructed to never be seen by any human.