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Montgomery County Park Closures for Deer Management

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  • Peggy Bree
    From: MCP-ParkPlanningNews Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 3:10 PM To: MCP-BCAST-ALL Subject: Deer Management Strategies Approved THE
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      From:      MCP-ParkPlanningNews

      Sent:      Friday, September 29, 2006 3:10 PM

      To:      MCP-BCAST-ALL

      Subject:      Deer Management Strategies Approved




      For immediate release:

      September 29, 2006


      For more information, contact:

      Nancy C. Lineman

      Chief, Community Outreach and Media Relations

      The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

      The Montgomery County Planning Board





      SILVER SPRING, MD - The Montgomery County Department of Parks plans to continue its deer management strategies this fall and winter.  These initiatives will include carefully managed shotgun hunts in which only hunters who meet the highest level of state and county safety standards are permitted to participate. 


      Each participating park location will be closed from sunrise until sunset on hunting day(s) (see schedule below).  Appropriate park closing notices will be posted throughout each park.  Expertly trained Park Police officers will conduct sharpshooting operations at some of the parks.  Those parks will be closed to the public from 5:30 p.m. until sunrise from January 1 through March 31, 2007.  Appropriate park closing notices will be posted throughout those parks as well.


      During the fall and winter, deer management is scheduled in the following parks;


      Blockhouse Point Conservation Park, in Darnestown

      Managed shotgun hunting: Tuesday, November 14


      Bucklodge Forest Conservation Park in Barnesville

      Managed shotgun hunting: November 17, December 1 and January 6


      Goshen Recreational Park, and undeveloped park in Goshen

      Shotguns and muzzle loaders all year, archery during season: Mondays through Saturdays


      Great Seneca Stream Valley Park and North Germantown Greenway Park in Goshen

      Managed shotgun hunting: Wednesdays-November 8, 15 and 22, December 13, 20 and January 3


      Hoyles Mill Conservation Park in Boyds 

      Managed shotgun hunting: October 13 and 21, November 4, 10 and 18, December 2, 9 and 16, and January 5 and 19


      Little Bennett Regional Park in Clarksburg

      Managed shotgun hunting: December 5 through 8


      Little Seneca Stream Valley Park in Boyds

      Managed shotgun hunting: November 18, December 2 and 9, and January 5


      Rachel Carson Conservation Park in Brookeville

      Managed shotgun hunting: Monday, November 13


      Woodstock Equestrian Park in Beallsville

      Managed shotgun hunting: October 14 and 28, November 3, 11and 17, December 1 and 29, and January 6 and 13


      Police-based sharpshooting: evenings January through March:


      Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood

      Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds

      North Branch Stream Valley Park in Derwood

      Northwest Branch Park in Aspen Hill

      Rock Creek Regional Park in Rockville

      Wheaton Regional Park in Wheaton.


      For further information, visit <http://www.mc-mncppc.org/environment/deer/index.shtm> or call the Department of Parks’ deer information hotline at 301/495-3585.


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