Montgomery Parks—which is a part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission—issued a press release about their annual 2022-2023 deer population management program.
The program will occur from Sept. 2022 to Mar. 2023 with the purpose of addressing the “over-population of deer in many areas of the county which result in deer-automobile collisions, excessive damage to the environment, private landscapes and agriculture, and the spread of disease.” Routine maintenance will take place to ensure there is a balance between human land use/residencies and deer habitats.
Three new park units have been added to the current list of 60: Washington Grove Conservation Park, Piedmont Crossing Local Park, and Rock Creek Stream Valley Park.
At the Washington Grove Conservation Park and Piedmont Crossing Local Park, archery-managed hunting will take place, in addition to an expansion of community-led efforts related to the issue. At the Rock Creek Stream Valley Park, Park-Police sharpshooting operations will be present.
For more details on the initiative, continue reading here.
Montgomery Parks announce its deer population management operation and related park closures for 2022 to 2023.
— Montgomery Parks (@MontgomeryParks) August 12, 2022