Urban Deer Archery Hunt

Deer Hunting


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.

Alternative Methods


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."
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2018 Urban Deer Archery Hunt


The 2018 Urban Deer Archery Hunt runs from September 8, 2018 through January 31, 2019.

Statics From Deer Hunts

Year
Hunters
Deer Taken
Pounds of Venison Donated
2011
 67
 45
400
2012
 77
118
1,617
2013
 90
137
1,831
2014
88
105
853
2015
88
122 791
2016   88 610
2017 64 97 626

Inception

Preventative Measures


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.