Due to concerns about damage to vegetation, cases of Lyme disease reported by residents, and deer versus vehicle accidents, the Commissioners of Cheltenham Township authorized a Deer Management Program for the 2022-23 season during its October 2022 Public Works meeting.
The hunts will be conducted on nine passive open space properties owned by the Township (Deer Hunting Maps) which include:
- Gimble Field
- Tookany Creek Parkway between the Fire training area and Jenkintown Road
- Parkview Open Space
- Glenwood Open Space
- Rock Lane between Dell Lane and Washington Lane on the south side of the EP homes
- Island by Chelten Hills Dr between Washington Lane and Church Rd.
- Waverly Road Compost Facility
- Green Valley Open Space
- Open Space bordering Wyngate Property
This will be the sixth consecutive controlled deer hunt being held on some of these open space properties.
The deer management program will be performed by archers who are competent, experienced, careful and cautiously safe. The safety of our residents is of the highest priority. This year's hunting season begins on Saturday, October 22, 2022 and runs through January 28, 2023. SIGNS WILL BE POSTED to notify anyone attempting to enter these properties that the area is closed to all visitors. All authorized hunters will be carrying cards identifying them as members of the Cheltenham Deer Management program.
The Township believes this program will meet the goals of the Township and of the residents. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
The roster is currently complete with 25 hunters. Many of the deer culled will be shared through the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program for families in need.
Questions? Email Lauren Walter at [email protected].