32 antlerless deer taken in 2011 bow hunt on city landRiver Valley Deer Management, the group of expert bow-hunters that has conducted a special hunt on city of Hudson property the past two seasons, reported the results of the 2011 hunt to the city this week.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
River Valley Deer Management, the group of expert bow-hunters that has conducted a special hunt on city of Hudson property the past two seasons, reported the results of the 2011 hunt to the city this week.
Thirty-two antlerless deer were killed, and no bucks, the group reported.
Nine of the deer were taken in the area north of the high school and nearby St. Croix Heights, North Ridge Drive and Chestnut Drive, the report said.
Five deer were harvested in the area of 10th Street and Boulder Point. Five were taken near Willow River Cemetery.
Four were harvested on St. Croix County Government Center property. Three were shot near the limestone quarry between St. Croix Business Park and the St. Croix Meadows dog track. Another three were harvested in the area of Stone Pine and the Hudson Golf Club.
Two were taken from the First Presbyterian Church property. And one each was harvested from Coon Hill and Birkmose Park.
Ten fewer deer were harvested than during the 2010 hunt.
“River Valley Deer Management believes the season was a success and respectfully asks to submit an identical proposal to the city of Hudson for 2012, again at no charge to the city,” the report concludes.
At a meeting of the city Deer Management Committee last week, Alderperson Randy Morrissette II suggested reducing the area of the hunt next fall.
The committee, headed by Tom Redner, reported no problems with the 2011 hunt. Morrissette and Parks and Public Works Director Tom Zeuli were the other committee members present.
Kevin Hartman and Paul Radermacher were absent.