MetroParks Will Manage White-Tailed Deer Overpopulation with a Limited Bow Hunting Program this fall at Elk Creek MetroPark

Aug 6, 2019, 10:35 AM by Kelly Barkley

In an effort to manage the ever-growing population of white-tailed deer and mitigate the environmental, economic, and safety issues associated with deer overpopulation, MetroParks has announced that a Limited Bow Hunting Program will be offered during the 2019-2020 hunting season (September 28, 2019 – February 2, 2020) as a part of the park system’s Wildlife Management Program.  This year’s program will be held at various sites within the Meadow Ridge and Sebald Park areas of Elk Creek MetroPark, located in Madison Township.  The program is based on direct evidence of deer browse at Meadow Ridge, reports of Lyme disease in Butler County, and local deer-vehicle collision reports in Madison Township. 

For more details regarding the program and to view the complete press release click below:
2019 Controlled Bow Hunting Press Release