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Portion of refuge to close for elk hunt; new exhibit goes up

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge will temporarily close portions of its Public Use Area for a few days this week to conduct its third and final elk hunt of the season.

These hunts, which are conducted in cooperation with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, are an important part of the elk management on the refuge.

The final elk hunt will run Wednesday through Friday. The Public Use Area west of Indiahoma Road and south of Oklahoma 49, including Charon’s Gardens Wilderness Area, will be closed to other public uses during this hunt. All other public use areas east of Indiahoma Road will remain open to the public during this hunt. Specific details on closed areas will be posted in the Refuge Visitor Center.

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