(Forsyth County, GA) The US Army Corp of Engineers will be conducting a quota deer hunt on the land around Buford Dam from Tuesday, November 15 through Thursday, November 17.
The hunt is an archery-only management hunt done for the overall health of the deer population and for public safety.
Because food resources for deer decline in the winter, it causes stress to the deer population in the area. The hunt reduces the number of deer in order to help better the food sources for the remaining population. It also decreases the likelihood of car accidents involving deer along Buford Dam Road.
The following areas will be closed from November 14 through 18 in preparation for the hunt:
- Laurel Ridge Trail
- Sawnee Campground
- West Bank Park
- Lower Pool West Park
- Lower Overlook Park
- Lower Pool East Park
- Buford Dam Park
- East Bank Park
- Lanier Park
- Burton Mill Park
- Van Pugh South Campground
- Chestnut Ridge Campground
This hunt has been conducted annually since 2010. Those interested in participating must get a permit from the Corps and attend a safety meeting to join the hunt. Participation is limited.
The Corps continues to estimate deer population and partners with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to manage wildlife responsibly.
For information on how to obtain a deer hunt permit, click here.
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