NCTC Deer Hunt

Deer behind speed limit sign

The National Conservation Training Center has concluded its 2014 deer hunting program. A combination of archery, shotgun and muzzle-loading rifle hunting was used to help keep the deer population in balance with available habitat. Twenty-nine deer were taken by hunters, which is close to the long-term average of thirty. NCTC is grateful to the hunters who have assisted us with this managed deer hunt.

It is anticipated that the managed deer hunt will be continued in the Fall of 2015. In order to protect wildlife from accidental poisoning, during that hunt only lead free ammunition is to be used, as it has been since 2013. Interested hunters should check this website in late July for information and an on-line application, which will probably be due near the end of August.