Controlled Deer Hunt at Saint John's
Saint John's will be hosting a deer hunt for the 2013 season. More details soon.
As mentioned last year, this year's hunt will shift to bow-hunting.
Conservation of the entire ecosystem is the purpose of the annual controlled deer hunt at Saint John's. A large number of deer over-winter at Saint John’s, and if that influx is added to a high local population, the result is over-browsing of the tree seedlings, shrubs and annual forbs. The goal is to assure a population level that will allow both adequate regeneration of the forest and a healthy deer herd on the Abbey lands.