Area hunting destination closed due to gov't shutdown
ST. FRANCISVILLE- Tuesday's government shutdown includes a popular outdoors area, especially one frequented by hunters.
Cat Island will be closed as long as the stalemate in Washington, D.C. continues.
An operator at the wildlife refuge said Monday, the gates would be locked if a budget deal was not reached.
The West Feliciana Parish location was expecting a number of hunters this week since Tuesday is also the opening of bow hunting season.
Republicans and Democrats can not agree on passing the nation's spending plan, forcing the shutdown.
As many as 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed.
National Parks, passport processing, and some veteran services will be put on hiatus. Other services like Social Security and mail delivery will continue.
The president signed legislation ensuring the military will get paid during the shutdown. He and members of Congress will also be paid during the shutdown while many other workers will not.
More about the shutdown from ABC News HERE.
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