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  1. #1
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    Jul 2006
    Looking at all the love there that's sleeping

    Exclamation Deer Management in Montgomery Co, MD

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    Hello, all. I picked this up off of www.more-mtb.org and at:
    I thought this might be of general interest to mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians.

    Maryland is adding Schaeffer Farms to the list of parks in Montgomery County that will be closed briefly this season for managed hunts intended to control the burgeoning deer population.

    Schaeffer will be closed to all park users from November 25 until December 9, and on January 5th and 6th, 2007. Other nearby parks to be closed for hunts include Hoyles Mill, Little Bennett, and others. See press release with the list of parks and the closure dates below. While this is the first year for hunting at Schaeffer, Montgomery has hunted in the model airplane area adjacent to Schaeffer in the past.

    From MontgoCo:

    SILVER SPRING, MD - The Montgomery County Department of Parks plans to continue its deer management
    strategies this fall and winter. These initiatives will include carefully managed shotgun hunts in which only hunters who meet
    the highest level of state and county safety standards are permitted to participate.
    Each participating park location will be closed from sunrise until sunset on hunting day(s) (see schedule below). Appropriate
    park closing notices will be posted throughout each park. Expertly trained Park Police officers will conduct sharpshooting
    operations at some of the parks. Those parks will be closed to the public from 5:30 p.m. until sunrise from January 1
    through March 31, 2007. Appropriate park closing notices will be posted throughout those parks as well.

    During the fall and winter, deer management is scheduled in the following parks;
    Blockhouse Point Conservation Park, in Darnestown
    Managed shotgun hunting: Tuesday, November 14

    Bucklodge Forest Conservation Park in Barnesville: Managed shotgun hunting: November 17, December 1 and January 6

    Goshen Recreational Park, and undeveloped park in Goshen: Shotguns and muzzle loaders all year, archery during season:
    Mondays through Saturdays

    Great Seneca Stream Valley Park and North Germantown Greenway Park in Goshen: Managed shotgun hunting:
    Wednesdays—November 8, 15 and 22, December 13, 20 and January 3

    Hoyles Mill Conservation Park in Boyds: Managed shotgun hunting: October 13 and 21, November 4, 10 and 18,
    December 2, 9
    and 16, and January 5 and 19

    Little Bennett Regional Park in Clarksburg: Managed shotgun hunting: December 5 through 8 Little Seneca Stream Valley
    Park in Boyds

    Managed shotgun hunting: November 18, December 2 and 9, and January 5
    Rachel Carson Conservation Park in Brookeville: Managed shotgun hunting: Monday, November 13

    Woodstock Equestrian Park in Beallsville: Managed shotgun hunting: October 14 and 28, November 3, 11and 17,
    December 1 and
    29, and January 6 and 13.

    Police-based sharpshooting: evenings January through March:
    Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood
    Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds
    North Branch Stream Valley Park in Derwood
    Northwest Branch Park in Aspen Hill
    Rock Creek Regional Park in Rockville
    Wheaton Regional Park in Wheaton.

    For further information, visit http://www.mc-mncppc.org/environment/deer/index.shtm
    or call the Department of Parks’ deer information hotline at 301/495-3585.

    Last edited by wiggy : October 10th, 2006 at 12:49 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Md suburbs of Wash. DC
    Quote Originally Posted by Regina View Post
    Last edited by wiggy : October 10th, 2006 at 12:49 PM.
    "Wiggy"? New nickname, Regina?

    MoCo's been doing these managed hunts for years, but they've definitely expanded the list of parks this year. If you lose track of the schedule, just look for yellow signs posted at the park before you head out on the trails.

    And, as an addendum to that list, they've been allowing bow hunting along the Seneca Greenway in lower MoCo. Biking's not allowed along that section of the Greenway, but anyone who hikes that section should be aware.
    "How about if we all just try to follow these very simple rules of the road? Drive like the person ahead on the bike is your son/daughter. Ride like the cars are ambulances carrying your loved ones to the emergency room. This should cover everything, unless you are a complete sociopath."
    David Desautels, in a letter to velonews.com

    Random babblings and some stuff to look at.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Looking at all the love there that's sleeping
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalidurga View Post
    "Wiggy"? New nickname, Regina?
    EEPS, No!!! Direct cut-and-paste from the MORE site.



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