View Full Version : WI: Heesakker Park in Little Chute to close for bow deer hunt

Bob S
11-26-2009, 10:15 AM
ARTICLE (http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009911260591)

November 26, 2009

LITTLE CHUTE Heesakker Park will close to the public for three weeks starting Monday for the village's first managed bow hunt.

Tom Flick, parks, recreation and forestry director, said 18 hunters who passed tests and background checks will participate in the hunt six each week.

The deer-culling program runs through Dec. 20 and extends to Electric Island. Officials adopted it this fall to control the village's growing herd. Several residents surrounding the park have reported spotting more than 30 deer in their backyards.

Hunters are required to be a minimum of 300 feet from roads and private properties.