MNR continues to take many actions to reduce the deer population in Lanark County and area, including increased additional game seals for anterless deer, proposing new seasons for 2004, and testing changes to conditions of deer removal authorizations for agricultural use.
What you can do to help:
Harvest Anterless Deer. Increasing the harvest of female deer helps control the population increase of the herd, and allows more bucks the time to increase in size.
Allow hunting on your property. Help increase deer harvests by allowing hunters access to your land for hunting. The Community Stewardship Council of Lanark County provides a contact registry which links willing land-owners with responsible hunters. Control over access remains totally in the hands of the landowners as they choose reliable hunters and set conditions for hunting on their land. Many hunters have registered, but the program needs willing landowners. Contact Jeff Ward at (613) 267-4200 ext 153 for more information or to register.
Donít feed deer. Artificial feeding of deer improves their reproductive success, artificially increases the carrying capacity of their habitat, and increases the potential for disease transmission.