Fort Indiantown Gap closed to hunters this weekend

Fort Indiantown Gap will be closed to hunters from Saturday through Monday due to personnel shortages.

Maj. Chuck Kim, Fort Indiantown Gap range control officer, said regulations prohibit the post from having certain employees on duty solely to support civilian activities.

Due to the federal budget impasse, no military training is taking place this weekend that would allow range safety personnel to stay on duty, Kim said.

Post officials said future hunting opportunities will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis. Updates will be posted on the Fort Indiantown Gap website and Facebook page.

Hunting at Fort Indiantown Gap is normally open from the first Saturday after Labor Day to the end of spring turkey season, but only to hunters who have attended mandatory installation safety briefings and paid an annual $30 user fee.


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