It appears that we have met our goal, and the number of deer in the Special Hunt Area have been reduced to acceptable numbers.
There will be no Special Deer Hunt in 2022 in the Side Lake Area.
The deer population in the Side Lake Community had reached a population density that was not naturally sustainable. Deer were drawn to this area due to several factors and were reproducing at levels that were above normal. The population was managed through a Special Deer Archery Hunt for 4 years. See graph below for more information.
Results from 2018 – 2021 Special Archery Deer Hunt