Deer Management Program
The Village has adopted a multi-faceted deer management plan to address problems related to the high numbers of deer in several Village neighborhoods. The deer management program includes public education to inform Granville-area residents on what can be done to make the Village habitat less attractive for the deer, to reduce the damage to landscaping and other plantings, and to minimize the other negative impacts of the deer.
The deer management program also allows the limited hunting of deer within the Village. Bow hunting is authorized in selective areas to reduce the size of the herd. The bow hunting program is controlled and regulated by the Village and is designed to be unobtrusive. Hunting may be allowed on public property as well as private properties that have been offered for hunting by the property owners. Hunters are selected by the Village based upon specific qualifications, including total years of hunting experience, prior urban deer hunting participation, and/or a law enforcement background. Hunters are expected to follow all Ohio hunting regulations as well as regulations established by the Village. The provisions of the deer management program are summarized here.
Property owners who wish to offer their properties for inclusion in the bow hunting program are encouraged to contact Mollie Prasher, Granville Clerk of Council, at 587-0707.
Hunters who would like to participate in the Granville bow hunting program are also encouraged to contact Mollie Prasher, Clerk of Council. Follow this link to download a copy of the Hunter Packet that has been prepared by the Village.
More information about Granville's deer management program can be found here.