Many who attended Manchester's Deer Management Public Forum in November 2017 expressed concerns that the deer population has become a nuisance and a threat to the safety and well-being of the community. To address the deer problem, the Board of Aldermen has approved a revised Deer Hunting Ordinance.
Changes of note to the Deer Hunting Ordinance are as follows:
Lowered the minimum land requirement from two acres to one acre. Up to four contiguous properties may join together to form the minimum one acre.
Reduced the minimum liability insurance coverage from $2,000,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 and allows property owners and hunters to combine their liability insurance coverage to meet the minimum requirement.
Established a Hunter Permission Form which:
Is an agreement between property owner(s) and hunter(s) to permit archery hunting.
Acknowledges the property owner(s) and hunter(s) have read, understand, and will comply with the deer hunting ordinance, guidelines, and liability insurance requirements.
Must be filed with the Manchester Police Department.
For questions about the deer control policy/hunting regulations ordinance or to seek deer hunter information, please contact the Manchester Police Clerk’s office at 636-227-1410.