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 conclusion. 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.
While other population control options such as fencing, repellents, trap and transfer, fertility agents, sharp shooting, and controlled public shotgun hunts have been studied and restudied, local and state officials have agreed that bow hunting consistently proves to be the safest, most cost efficient, and effective option for deer management in urban and suburban areas.
The mission of the Warsaw Deer Task Force is to reduce and maintain the population of deer in a designated nuisance area
. 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.
An archer applying for this reduction effort must be a resident of Indiana and archers wishing to harvest antlered deer MUST harvest a female deer first (Earn a Buck). Archers participating in our reduction effort will do so using their own State deer tags.
Contact Councilman Jeff Grose
, DTF Chairman