CHURCH CREEK, Md.- The partial government shutdown has had many side-effects. A new one approaching October 18th and 19th, hunters with permits for the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge will not be able to go inside if the government remains shut down.
Tom Hook, treasurer of the group Friends of Blackwater, said they are ready for either outcome.
"If the government's closed, the hunts are canceled. If the government's open, the hunting areas will be open." said hook.
Locked gates and caution tape block off entrances into the refuge. Hunters like Leroy Travis say those barricades will not stop hunters from going inside.
"I think people are going to show up and go hunting anyway to be honest with you." said Travis.
Hook said park rangers are still on duty, and will be giving tickets to trespassers. Travis though says he does not believe it is trespassing.
"You're a taxpayer, you own the property, that's the way I look at it. It's the people's property, not the government's," said Travis.
If the park is still closed the weekend of the 18th and 19th, the first weekend of November would be the next time the park would be open to hunters.
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