Monday, January 16, 2012

Hunting at the Mines of Spain: Public Meeting

Monday January 30, 6:30 PM
EB Lyons Center

The DNR will discuss and gather input on a proposal to discontinue shotgun hunting in Mines of Spain.

Archery hunting for deer, turkey, and all other legal species would continue. Since 1991, hunting has been allowed in the park during specific seasons and has helped manage and control the deer population of the area.

While the deer population has steadily decreased, park use for other activities has increased, including winter hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, bird watching, photography, and other winter activities. The park hosts more than 250,000 visitors annually.

Location: just south of Dubuque, off Hwy 52 South

Written comments will also be accepted:
8991 Bellevue Heights
Dubuque, IA 52002-9214

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