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 landowners who were experiencing landscape damage caused by overgrazing. Landowners can permit hunting on their land in New Albany. For the land to be eligible for the Urban Deer Management Program, the landowner must sign a Hold Harmless Agreement and the area to be hunted must be approved by the police department and be given a hunting zone number. 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 this program are required to attend one of the two scheduled meetings with police staff and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources each hunting season. Prospective hunters who have not participated in prior years 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. Forms that are incomplete will not be accepted at the meeting. A notary will be available at the New Albany Police Department prior to the meetings if needed.)
Please contact Officer Brett Hall at 614.855.1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.