FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Oahe Downstream Recreation Area will be closed for several hours this weekend to host the annual Oahe Hunt. This is an event that is held each year for disabled hunters. It is sponsored by the Corps of Engineers and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Pat Buscher, Game, Fish and Parks District Park Supervisor says in a press release that people will only be able to use one access road to enter the park-for safety purposes. Customers of the Oahe Marina Restaurant and Resort will be able to access the area on the west side of the Oahe Dam. There will be staff stationed at this entrance off South Dakota Highway 1806. The road entering the recreation area will be barricaded at the Stilling Basin Bridge and detour signs will be put up to direct people to the controlled entrance. The Recreation Area will be closed from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The Oahe Hunt takes place one weekend each year and is only for hunters who are disabled. This is the only time that hunting is allowed within the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area.
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