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."
Deer

2015 Urban Deer Archery Hunt


Due to the reduced deer population in the City, 78 hunters who participated last year were selected for the 2016 Urban Deer Archery Hunt. The hunt begins September 3.

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


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.