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Hixon Forest Deer Hunt This Weekend

The North American Squirrel Association held a lottery amongst 50 people with physical challenges. Out of that pool, 19 were selected to take part in a special 2 day Saturday and Sunday in Hixon Forest with a goal of bagging 15 deer. Jay Odegaard with Lacrosse Parks and Rec says this isn't the first year they have tried to hold the hunt.

The forest will be closed from 5am to 1pm both days due to safety reasons. Odegaard says the controlled hunt will be used to try to thin out the deer population in the forest.  

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