Sharpshooting

Specially trained Park Police officers conduct sharpshooting activities at select parks to reduce deer populations and alleviate issues caused by high deer densities. These sharpshooting activities take place January 1 - March 31. The sharpshooting program is designed with public safety as the top priority. Sharpshooting activities will take place sunset to sunrise when parks are closed to the public.

Program Rules


The sharpshooting program is directed and supervised by the Department's Park Ranger Unit and Park Police Division. Officers participating in this program have received extensive specialized training.

  • Weapons are discharged only when a safe foreground and background to the target exists. 
  • Deer are removed safely, discreetly, and humanely. 
  • All deer harvested through this program are donated to local food banks to feed families in need.

Sharpshooting Locations


Sharpshooting activities take place at:

  • Enterprise Golf Course 
  • Henson Creek Stream Valley Park
Signage is posted throughout the property to alert the public in advance of these management efforts. 

Additional Information


For questions or more information, please contact Deer Management.