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White Clay Creek State Park to close Saturday for youth deer hunt

NEWARK – Trails in White Clay Creek State Park will close on Saturday, Nov. 5, as the park hosts its first shotgun youth deer hunt in the Carpenter Recreation Area. Ten youngsters, ages 10-15, were selected by lottery to participate in the one-day hunt. Each young hunter will be accompanied by a mentor and will use 10 deer stands located throughout the recreation area.

The Twin Valley Trail, the Cross Country Course, as well as the Millstone Pond Trail will be closed for the day. In addition, all connector trails leading into the Carpenter Recreation Area will be barricaded for visitor safety. The closed trails will reopen on Sunday Nov. 6.

For questions about the youth deer hunt or the trail closures, the public should call the park office at 302-368-6900.