The successful applicants for Lake Metroparks’ first-ever controlled archery-only deer hunts have been selected.
Keyed by an assigned number instead of by name, the list of these 80 applicants is now available on line at bit.ly/lmpwildlifemanagement
In all, 414 applications were received for the controlled hunts at Lake Metroparks' River Road Reservation in Madison Township.
From this group a lottery was held with 80 applicants picked, each of whom will hunt during two-week slots throughout Ohio's archery deer-hunting season. The make-up will be 10 hunters per session.
The parks system has supplied both two-person ladder stands along with electronic game feeders primed with shelled corn.
Another 60 applicants were selected as alternates. Should for any reason one of the 80 originally selected hunters fail to qualify at a required archery proficiency test, decide not to hunt for any reason or quit early, the next available alternate will be selected.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn