FORT HOOD, Texas (KXAN) - Deer bow hunting season on Fort Hood has come to a stop, all thanks to the federal government shutdown.
The Garrison Commander made the decision to close deer bow hunting season until further notice, effective immediately.
Officials at Fort Hood said wildlife specialists of the Natural Resource Management Branch have been furloughed and there is not enough manpower to meet the requirements for deer check in and the data collection process. Those employees play a critical role in the management of the wildlife program on the reservation, Fort Hood said.
A decision on whether to cancel rifle deer hunting season has not been made yet. That season is set to open Nov. 2.
Small game hunting (dove, rabbit, squirrel and pig), fishing, and area access recreational activities remain operational.
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