Deer Management Program

Purpose

The goal of this program is to maintain deer populations at levels that can be sustained by the local environment, that prevent the spread of disease, limit the number of deer-vehicle accidents, and reduce damage to vegetation and the local environment. As the Deer Management Program (Program) is intended for the deer population, no other game or nuisance animals are to be harvested in association with the City of Oxford’s (Oxford’s) Program, even if permitted in the 2013-2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Limitations & Selection

The amount of land utilized for the 2013-2014 Oxford Deer Management Program currently limits the participation to 15 individuals. A random selection lottery will select the individuals.

For more information, download the Deer Management Program document.

Background Check & Qualifications

A police background check will be performed, and a proficiency test administered by the City of Oxford must be passed (4 of 5 arrows/bolts into a 7.9-inch target from 20 yards). Individuals must also have documentation of successful completion of the ODNR Hunter Education Class, and obtain the necessary hunting license(s) and permit(s) from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Dates

The antlerless season runs from September 28 until December 1, 2013. At the City Manager’s discretion, the Program’s season may be extended up to the end of the season, February 2, 2014, if there are still available numbers on participant’s bag limits.

Application & Release

Download the Application and Release. Signed forms are due by Friday, September 13, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.