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Kerrville City Council Renews Deer Hunt In Local Park

by | Jun 27, 2012

Kerrville Daily Times

Area bowhunters will get another chance this year to help manage the deer population at the city-owned Kerrville-Schreiner Park through a continued lease with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The city council voted June 26 to renew the agreement for the annual hunt that has taken place in the park since 2008. Each year, about 60 bowhunters are drawn in a lottery for the chance to hunt in the 517-acre park off Bandera Highway.

Because the Kerrville-Schreiner Park is inside the city limits, hunters are limited to bows. They also are given limited geographic areas to hunt away from the boundaries of the park and on the south side of the park.

Hunters are selected by a drawing process through TPWD's Public Hunt Program. The program also uses standby hunters during specific periods to fill any open positions. Dates for standby hunters have not yet been determined.

For more information, call the Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department at 830-257-7300.

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