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Federal conservation land closed down with shutdown

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

 

It's a popular time for hunters as they get ready to open a new season but if the government shutdown continues, it could pose a big problem. 

Hunters won't be allowed to go onto federal conservation areas because they're closed due to the shutdown.  Hunter Jordan Covington said he's been trying to find a place to hunt because his usual spot is closed.  When he first heard about it, he thought it was a joke. 

 

"It still blows my mind.  I still don't understand why you have to shut down conservation land just because the government shut down. It doesn't make any sense to me. You can still go out and buy tags.  I mean what's the difference," Covington said. 

The popular firearm deer season is just over a month away. 


 

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