The Morgantown City Council has approved the use of Urban Deer Archery Hunts as a way to reduce the deer population in and around the community after the Urban Deer Committee explored alternatives, made recommendations to City Council, and completed an aerial deer count. It also helps feed homeless by providing donations of venison to local kitchens and shelters. The following resources are provided to make sure residents are aware of all aspects of the Urban Deer Archery Hunt.
We understand that a hunt may not be every resident’s first choice when controlling deer population. For those interested, we are compiling resources to educate citizens about how to create a deer-resistant yard or property. These can be found at the bottom of the page under “Preventative Measures.”
2014 Urban Deer Archery Hunt
Hunters will be selected for the 2015 hunt via a lottery. Hunters must enter the lottery to be considered for this year’s hunt.
Approximately 88 Hunters were selected for the 2014 Urban Deer Archery Hunt, which wrapped up on Dec. 31, 2013.
January 20, 2015 – Final 2104 Hunt Report
- 2014 Finalized Regulations (.pdf)
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Many residents have discussed the impact of a large deer population on planting gardens and flowers on their property. The following alternative resources are provided in an effort to reduce the impact of deer on plants.