Adult and youth applications to participate in Geauga Park District’s 2018-19 Controlled Hunting Program for White-tailed Deer with applications being accepted through July 30th. Opportunities are available for Archery, Shotgun, or Muzzleloader.
Forms are available online at the new Geauga Park District under Activities, then Hunting & Trapping, or for pick-up at The West Woods Nature Center, Big Creek Park’s Meyer Center and Great Lakes Outdoor Supply in Middlefield.
All lottery winners will be notified and required to complete qualifications before the hunt.
Controlled hunting has been used since the 2006-07 season to maintain healthy, balanced populations of plants and animals on Park District properties.
“Hunting is an important and necessary tool used in wildlife management,” said Park Biologist Paul Pira. “High deer numbers can have a very negative effect on native plant and animal biodiversity.”
With 12 hunting seasons since its inception, Geauga Park District’s program has established itself as a safe and effective one thanks to the fine efforts of Natural Resource Management and Ranger staff.
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online at Geauga Park District, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.