Granite Mountain to Close Nov. 21 to 29

Will allow deer hunters to cull herd at preserve

The Granite Mountain Preserve in Putnam Valley, which is owned and managed by the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, will be closed to visitors from Nov. 21 to 29 for its annual deer-hunting program.

Only deer hunters with a valid state Department of Environmental Conservation license and permit from the land trust will be allowed to access during the closure. Much of the preserve is experiencing deer browse damage to its understory vegetation.

Controlled hunting helps safeguard the habitats, decreases the number of wildlife-related car accidents, and helps decrease the spread of tick-related diseases, the land trust said. For information email

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