The Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in southern Indiana is seeking public’s input on its plan to open up thousands of acres to hunters.

Officials at Muscatatuck are accepting public comment on the proposed changes to its hunting program until June 8.

Those plans call for the sprawling wildlife refuge, located near Seymour, to open up 4,455 acres to upland game hunting for raccoon, fox, coyote, opossum and skunk.

Officials also propose opening 747 acres to migratory game bird hunting and upland game hunting.

The wildlife refuge was established in 1966 as a refuge to provide resting and feeding areas for waterfowl during their annual migrations. It includes 7,724 acres near Seymour, and a 78-acre parcel known as the Restle Unit that’s located near Bloomington.