State and local officials have determined that deer overpopulation inside the city limits of Warsaw has become a public nuisance. Reported traffic accidents, observation, citizen complaints, property damage, and survey results all support this conclus?ion. It has also been determined that not attempting to reduce the deer population will be a greater threat to the health and safety of residents living in our area.
ANY INTERESTED ARCHER MAY APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR REDUCTION EFFORT FOR 2017. We are opening up our program for the first time in several years. Any person interested in participating may apply and complete the mandatory training. We will obviously evaluate the impact this policy has on our program after the 2017 reduction effort.
The mission of the Warsaw Deer Task Force is to reduce and maintain the population of deer in a designated nuisance area
(PDF). The use of archery equipment allows for a safe and ethical means to harvest deer and this is a low-key approach towards the public. It is in the interest of the DTF that safety is priority.
Warsaw City Code -- Chapter 54, Article III Offenses Involving Public Safety
Chapter 54, Section 54-64
- Limitations on bows and arrows and slingshots.
Contact Councilman Jeff Grose
, DTF Chairman
Zones and Maps
(PDF) shows the areas that have been determined to be "Deer Nuisance Zones" within the Warsaw city limits.
2017 Deer Nuisance Zone Map
List of Current Zones:
- Hire Park Zone
NW corner - intersection of railroad tracks and Arthur St.
NE corner - intersection of Arthur St. and Cook St.
SE corner - intersection of Cook St. and Clark St.
SW corner - intersection of Clark St. and railroad tracks
- Northwest / Hidden Lake Zone
includes NW portion of city limits with the east edge defined as SR 15
- Old Madison School / Boggs Park Zone
NW corner - intersection of Lake St. and city ditch
NE corner - intersection of Lake St. and Union St.
SE corner - intersection of Union St. and Center St.
SW corner - intersection of Center St. and Fred Boggs Industrial Park
- Rozella Road / Logan Street Zone
- Springhill Subdivision / KCH / Oakwood Cemetery
- Northeast / Airport Zone