Waukesha County

Waukesha County Parks Announces Special Archery Hunt in Nashotah Park for Deer Herd Control

(Waukesha, WI)In a continued effort to reduce the deer population in Nashotah Park, Waukesha County will open a limited archery hunt within the park to hunters that are licensed and have deer harvest authorization (formerly known as deer tags)through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The special archery hunt will take place from November 27 through December 17, 2020 in Nashotah Park, located at W330 N5113 County Highway C.


The goal of the hunt is to assist in controlling the deer herd to improve regeneration of native hardwoods in the forest which will allow for an adequate food source to sustain their population and also increase habitat for other wildlife in the parks. This is the fourth special archery hunt opportunity from the County at Nashotah Park.


The park will remain open for all non-hunting recreational use during the special hunt.Hunting will not be allowed near the picnic shelters, maintenance buildings, or dog exercise areas. Hunters must remain in the designated hunting areas and follow the Wisconsin DNR archery hunting rules and regulations.Signs will be posted at all entrances to the park to notify patrons. 


To aid Waukesha County in tracking the success of deer management at Nashotah Park, hunters are encouraged to report their successful harvest information by email at [email protected] or online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WaukeshaCountyPLUDeerHunt2020.


Additional information about the archery hunt in Nashotah Park and other Waukesha County hunting lands can be found online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/hunting.


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The Waukesha County Park System is a natural resource based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit our web site at www.waukeshacountyparks.com or follow on Instagram, Twitter or like us on Facebook.



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