Changes for hunters at Camp Gruber

Wednesday, February 13th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Hunters in Muskogee County will have a different kind of gaming season next year.

Since World War Two, the 33,000-acre Camp Gruber has been federally controlled. And for the past 25 years, the state Wildlife Department has managed and leased the land. The lease agreement expires in July.

New plans are to give the state military department control of the training ground. That means an altered schedule for area hunters and intensive training for soldiers. Jack Eagle with Camp Gruber, "We'll shut the post down during 2 nine day gun season's in October and November and the last three weeks of December and also for spring turkey hunt. We won't have any training at all and they can come in and hunt."

If everything goes as planned, the changes will take affect in January of next year.