Bowhunters to be Randomly Selected to Participate in the 2012 Rockefeller State Park Hunt ProgramAnybody who hunts in Westchester County can tell you that Rockefeller State Park is one of the most sought after pieces of property to gain access to bowhunt.
It's one of the more established programs in the county as can be seen by their management goals of one doe and one buck per hunter - other park hunts, like the Westchester County Adaptive Deer Management Program, have much higher management goals as the programs look to decrease the deer population within the carrying capacity of Ward Pound Ridge, Muscoot Farm, Lasdon and Mount Lakes Parks.
The Rockefeller State Park Hunt Program is a lottery and applications must be received by 4:30pm EST on Thursday, September 13th.
Once all applications have been received, 25 hunters will be chosen at random on September 16th and those who make the cut will be required to participate in a hunter qualification on September 23rd. Hunters must bring 5-arrows with broadheads and hit a 9" pie plate at 25 yards with 3 out of 5 arrows.
What makes this qualification interesting is that the first 15 hunters to qualify will receive permits - no pressure guys!
If you're interested in participating in this hunt, download the 2012 Rockefeller Bowhunting Application.