First city deer hunt qualifiers this weekend

Published 8:27 am Friday, May 4, 2018

The first qualifier for the 2018 city fall deer hunt will be Saturday and Sunday at the Cedar River Archery Club, 54691 270th St. in Austin.

There will be a $5 fee per shooter to take the proficiency test, which will take place from an elevated platform at a distance of 20 yards.

Those interested only have one chance to qualify during the designated dates after this weekend: June 9-10, July 14-15 and Sept. 8-9. Tests are held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on all dates.

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The archery club will run the events. You can pay a non-member fee and participate or join the club.

Those with questions should contact Austin Park and Recreation Department, 433-1881.

The city deer hunt was approved by the city of Austin to reduce a large deer population in city parks.