Deer Management Program
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice

NOTICE TO HUNTERS ANNOUNCING DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TEST

DEER HUNTING PROPOSED THIS FALL IN SELECT LOCATIONS IN CROTON-ON-HUDSON

In order to protect and preserve the environment and reduce the local white-tail deer overpopulation, the Village of Croton-on-Hudson intends to open select locations for bow hunting deer in the autumn of 2010.

Participants will be selected by testing and lottery.

Applicants must be 18 years or older by October 15, 2010, and pass a proficiency test by hitting a 9-inch target at 25 yards, three out of five tries, using hunting arrows from a ground location, at Van Cortland Manor in Croton-on-Hudson on Saturday, August 28 from 10AM to 2PM. Following the proficiency test, qualified hunters will be selected from the pool of qualifiers and must agree to participate in the hunt for a minimum of five days during the hunting season.
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There is no fee for applying or testing, but those selected for the program will pay an administrative fee of $25.

The program will run from October 16 through December 31, 2010; the sites will remain open during the season and informational signs will be posted for hunters and park visitors. A detailed safety program will be in effect.

Applications are available at~multiple locations including:

  • Croton-on-Hudson Village~Office,~2nd floor, Croton-on-Hudson Municipal Building, 1 Van Wyck Street, weekdays from 9AM-4PM
  • The Teatown Deer Hunting Proficiency Test, Teatown Nature Preserve on August 28, 2010, 8AM-11AM
  • The Croton-on-Hudson Deer Hunting Proficiency Test, Van Cortland Manor on August 28, 10AM-2PM


Signed applications must be received in the Village Office, 1 Van Wyck Street, Croton-on-Hudson, 10520, attention Deer Management Program by Friday, September 3, 2010 at 4PM.   Prospective hunters should read and thoroughly understand all requirements listed on the application because there will be a zero-tolerance policy for non-compliance.

For more information call (914) 271-4781.