Altama Plantation is now open for hunting purposes starting today, following the acquirement of the almost 4,000 acre property by the state Department of Natural Resources.

Today through Wednesday, adult-child hunting groups can participate in check-in hunts for deer so DNR can find out more about current herds.

From Thursday through Jan. 10, the grounds will be open for archery hunting of deer, per DNR Senior Wildlife Biologist Will Ricks and DNR Non-game supervisor Jason Lee.

The once-privately owned property is now a part of wildlife management in the state, seeking to continue conservation efforts in the diverse and important ecological environment on the property, they said.

Following the hunts, the property will soon be open to the general public for different activities like hiking and biking, Lee said.

Read more about the Altama Plantation's opening in Tuesday's edition of The Brunswick News.

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