ODNR approves sharpshooting in Mill Creek Park to thin deer population
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has approved sharpshooting in Mill Creek Park to address deer over-population.
ODNR approved the park's plan to bring in USDA sharpshooters hired by Mill Creek Park to target areas north of 224 known as "Mill Creek Proper" late Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier in September, the Save the Deer organization filed a lawsuit against Mill Creek Park in an attempt to stop the Metroparks' plan to curb the whitetail deer population.
A scheduled hearing set for today has been rescheduled to next Thursday, September 28.
Recreational archery is scheduled to begin in late September, and there will be windows for firearms starting in November. Targeted sharpshooting is set to being in October.