St. Joseph County Parks will continue its deer management program at St. Patrick’s County Park during the upcoming archery season.
The main purpose of the program is to harvest antlerless deer to maintain a healthy deer population. The area where the archery management program will take place is primarily limited to 105-acres in the southeast corner of St. Patrick’s County Park and hunters will be assigned to hunt in a specific zone within this area.
Six hunters (four alternates) will be selected by lottery. All hunters must be Indiana-licensed archery hunters (October 1 – January 5, 2019.) A proficiency test and mandatory safety meeting is required. Dates for meeting will be announced after drawing.
Individuals should log onto the St. Joseph County Parks’ web site (www.sjcparks.org) for the Archer Application forms listed under “Deer Management Information.” Applications are due August 2.
For more information, call 574-654-3155.