The Deer Management Program was developed in 2004 as a result of the rising number of car-deer crashes in the community as well as requests from local land owners who were experiencing landscape damage caused by too many deer overgrazing specific areas. Only landowners who are participating in the program can permit hunting on land in New Albany. Hunting in New Albany is prohibited unless the hunter and the land are part of the Urban Deer Management Program.
All hunters who wish to participate in the Deer Management Program are required to attend one of two scheduled meetings with police staff each season. Prospective hunters who have not participated in the program are required to bring their bow of choice and four field tipped arrows and successfully complete the archery proficiency test.
All hunters must bring notarized and signed copies of the Release/Hold Harmless Agreement, Deer Hunter Permit form, and a copy of the Hunting Program Rules to one of the scheduled meetings. (Print out and complete the forms before the meeting. Hunters must purchase their hunting license to complete the Deer Hunter Permit prior to the meeting.)
Please contact Officer Brett Hall at 614.855.1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2014-2015 season meeting dates will be determined in mid to late July 2014. Please check back for updated information.