Rules To Participate In Managed Deer Hunts
Rules To Participate
Hunters, standby hunters, and volunteers must wear minimum of 400
square inches of solid blaze orange material on their head, chest and
back during the managed hunt activity.
Hunting is only permitted in designated hunt areas. Designated hunt
areas for tree stand set-up will be clearly shown on a map provided
with the confirmation letter sent to all successful applicants.
All hunters will hunt from elevated treestands. Hunters are responsible
for providing their own portable treestand and a safety harness.
Screw-in steps, large nails, or other devices known to cause damage to
trees are not permitted.
Mobility-impaired are encouraged to apply. Special areas will be
designated for exclusive use by hunters confined to a wheelchair.
Hunters selected for this category may bring a non-hunting party member
for assistance. Mobility-impaired hunters are exempt from providing
their own treestand.
Antlerless white-tailed deer are the only animals permitted to be taken
during the managed hunt activity. The Fairfax County Deer Management
Program is a deer population control plan to reduce high-density herd
on public parkland for the county. All participants selected agree to
abide by the rules, regulations or restrictions stipulated when
participating in a county deer management activity.
Hunters must make a reasonable attempt to retrieve wounded deer. Any
injured deer that is not recovered or travels out of the designated
hunt area must be reported.
The Fairfax County Deer Management Program is operated under a deer
population control permit (DPOP). Hunters will use no personal
big game tags during a managed hunt. ONLY ANTERLESS DEER MAY BE TAKEN,
unless otherwise specified.
All harvested deer must be taken to the designated checking station for
biological data collection (weight, age, sex) and tagging. Hunters will
be responsible for transporting deer to designated trails or road for
assistance and transportation to the check station.