The Olmsted County Park Department will open Chester Woods Park to a limited number of deer hunters during the shotgun season of November 17-25, 2012. The purpose of the hunt is to harvest a sufficient number of animals to keep the herd healthy and manageable. Fifty-four hunters will be selected by lottery and each will be required to obtain at least one intensive harvest tag allowing the taking of additional antlerless deer.
The lottery drawing will be held Friday, September 7, 2012 and both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by mail. Registration forms for the drawing may be obtained at the Olmsted County Public Works Department, 2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200, Rochester, Minnesota 55904, on our website, or by calling 507-328-7070. Applications must be received by the Public Works Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 6, 2012.
If you have any questions, please contact Olmsted County Public Works Department at 507-328-7070.