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FDR State Park to be closed for deer hunt

PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park will be closed to all but hunters on Tuesday and Wednesday as the state conducts a managed deer hunt.

The state's largest state park, near Pine Mountain, is normally open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. with overnight camping. The 9,049-acre park's amenities will be off-limits to all other visitors on those days.

Park managers say the closure includes all facilities, nature trails and portions of the Pine Mountain Trail that go through the park.

The 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail traverses the wooded ridge along Georgia Highway 190 and is part of a 40-mile network of walking paths.

To participate, hunters must apply in advance and undergo a park orientation. No one will allowed to bypass that process and take part in the hunts.