We host managed deer hunting on TLC’s preserves as a means of sustainable stewardship of our lands, and as an effective way to control the deer population. With no local natural predators, white tailed deer have developed an unbalanced relationship to their environment. Overpopulation of deer means more automobile accidents and excessive browsing of native trees and shrubs. Without native trees and shrubs to out-compete invasive plant species, our natural spaces are stressed and pushed out of harmony. Human hunters help to keep the deer population smaller and in effect help our forests to regenerate naturally. Healthy flora attract healthy fauna.
Hunting on TLC Preserves is not open to the public. Managed deer hunting happens with coordination through a team of seasoned hunters who know the land and are aligned with TLC’s commitment to sustainable land stewardship, public recreation, and ethical hunting practices. Our primary method of deer management is archery hunting with minimal single shot gun hunting. We strive to find balance between successful deer hunts and allowing access to our majestic natural lands.
This means that we are requesting that trails goers be informed during hunting season by considering the following:
Archery hunting can occur during the season from dawn until dusk except for Sundays. Gun hunting only occurs on specific predetermined days and only on Chandler Mill, Marshall Mill, and Stateline Woods nature preserves. When hunters are present on the preserves, there will be posted signage on or near the informational kiosk denoting the type of hunting occurring (archery or gun). Please be conscious!
September 16th to November 25th
December 26th to January 27th
October 19th to October 21st
November 27th to December 9th
If you have additional questions or concerns about hunting and access to the preserves please contact us at: email@example.com
A common hazard that most Chester County residents face are car accidents involving deer. Here are a few tips to help you if you find yourself in this situation:
– If you have struck a deer with a car but it is still alive, contact the Avondale State Police Barracks: 610-268-2022
– If you have struck and killed a deer on a state road call PennDot: 484-340-3200 for removal
– If you have struck and killed a deer on a township road call the township in which your accident occurred.