The Deer Management Bow Hunt starts in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park and other properties Thursday, October 1st.
The Friends of the Miners Park recommend using the Miners Park walking trails between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Visitors to the Miners Park should wear hunter orange/bright clothing if you venture in the Miners Park between a half hour before sunrise to 10 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to a half hour after sunset.
- This is a bow hunt only. Hunting is allowed only from tree stands, 12 feet above ground. The idea is the bow hunters will be aiming down to prevent stray arrows traveling very far.
- Hunting is not allowed during the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Miners Memorial Heritage Park.
- Hunting is only allowed on city land (south of the Compost Road in the Aurora/Art in the Miners Park Loop) however we were informed permits have been issued south of the school bus garage and the church. Most likely in accordance with paragraph (u) below.
Governs The 2015 Comprehensive Deer Management Bow Hunt
Here’s a few excerpts:
(a) Deer hunting by archery will be conducted in strict conformance with each and every applicable law, rule, and regulation…
(b) Each hunter shall execute and legally bind himself or herself to an agreement, on a form approved by the City Attorney, to repair or pay for any injury to person, or damage to property of another that arises out of the Hunter’s activities in hunting for deer…
(j) Only hunting from tree stands is allowed. Each stand platform must be a minimum of 12 feet above ground.
(k) Allowed hunting areas.
(4) No hunting will be conducted during the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Miner’s
Memorial Heritage Park and the program will end in zone 4 on November 15th, 2015.
(l) All hunters will be required to take a proficiency test as required by City Ordinance. Testing will be done with broad heads only.
(p) Hunters must be tested every 2 years for proficiency and after four (4) years of participating, hunters will be tested once every five (5) years.
(q) All Deer Management Hunters must be at least seventeen (17) years of age at the time of application.
(u) Property owners, once registered with the City Clerk’s Office, with ten (10) acres or more of contiguous property bordered by City land will be allowed to obtain a DMA (Deer Management Assistance) Permit…