(Waukesha, WI) – Waukesha County Parks will open a limited archery deer hunt within Nashotah Park in a continued effort to reduce the deer population. This is the fifth annual special deer hunt in the park open to hunters that are licensed and have deer harvest authorization (formerly known as deer tags) through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The special archery hunt will take place from November 29 through December 19, 2021 in Nashotah Park, located at W330 N5113 County Highway C.
The goal of the hunt is to assist in controlling the deer herd to improve regeneration of native hardwoods in the forest which will allow for an adequate food source to sustain their population and increase habitat for other wildlife in the parks.
The park will remain open for all non-hunting recreational use during the special hunt. Hunting will not be allowed near the picnic shelters, maintenance buildings, or dog exercise areas. Hunters must remain in the designated hunting areas and follow the Wisconsin DNR archery hunting rules and regulations. Signs will be posted at all entrances to the park to notify patrons and visitors are encouraged to wear blaze orange or bright colored clothing during the hunt period.
Additional information about the archery hunt in Nashotah Park and other Waukesha County hunting lands can be found online at www.waukeshacounty.gov/hunting. To aid Waukesha County in tracking the success of deer management at Nashotah Park, hunters are encouraged to report their successful harvest information by email at [email protected] or online at https://forms.office.com/g/0SXd4C5APP.