Fairfax continues managing deer population with archery

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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — For the seventh year in a row, Fairfax County will work to manage their white-tailed deer population with an archery program that will run from September 9 to February 24, 2018.

“Last year, 95% of the total deer harvests in the Fairfax County Deer Management Program were through the use of archery,” said the county police department in a press release sent Thursday.

The release also stated that since Virginia began tracking hunting injuries in 1959, they don’t any any records of a bystander being injured by one of their deer management archers.

Archers who want to participate in the program must pass tests that prove they meet state hunter licensing, education and safety requirements, as well as a background check. Starting this year, archers also have to complete a course through the International Bowhunter Education Program.

More information about this program is available here.