Wounded Warrior Deer Hunt At Enterprise South Nature Park Will Be Oct. 16, 17

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The annual Wounded Warrior hunt at the Enterprise South Nature Park will be Oct. 16 and 17 this year, TWRA Officer Ben Layton said.

In his annual report to the County Commission on the status of the deer herd at the park, he said the TWRA got mixed signals on the status of the herd.

He said a two-day deer density estimation using thermal imaging was inconclusive and needed to be redone. But he said TWRA did not have the personnel to redo the test prior to the annual "greening up" of the woods.

He said it did appear from observation that there the density remains in check.

However, he said a parasite count showed the herd "exceeding carrying capacity."

There was not enough indication of over-capacity for a deer hunt this year open to the public, he said.

Officer Layton said the Wounded Warriors taking part in the hunt using shotguns will be accompanied by monitors, who will insure that the hunters remain on the part of the park that is not open to the public.

He said a meal will be provided to the Wounded Warriors.



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