Three Rivers Park District actively works to keep white-tailed deer herds in balance with the available habitat. As part of this deer management plan, scheduled archery and shotgun hunts are offered at several parks. Aerial deer surveys are conducted in January or February each year. Harvest results are available dating back to 1988. See aerial survey and harvest result details.
Archery hunters are selected using a preference lottery drawing conducted through the Park District. Applicants who are not selected gain preference for the next year. Successful applicants will be notified by mail. All other applicants will be notified by email or post.
2014 Archery Deer Hunt Application Form
Shotgun hunts for 2014 will be held in Elm Creek Park Reserve Nov. 15-16 and Lake Rebecca Park Reserve Nov. 22-23. Persons interested in one of these hunts must apply through the MN Dept of Natural Resources.
During the archery and shotgun hunts, the related parks will be closed. See more information on park closures.