Controlled Deer Hunt at Saint John's
Saint John's will NOT be hosting a deer hunt for the 2012 season. Letter to hunters.
We do plan to host a hunt in 2013 and in future years as needed to assure a healthy ecosystem.
Conservation of the entire ecosystem is the purpose of the annual controlled deer hunt at Saint John's. A large number of deer over-winter at Saint John’s, and if that influx is added to a high local population, the result is over-browsing of the tree seedlings, shrubs and annual forbs. The goal is to assure a population level that will allow both adequate regeneration of the forest and a healthy deer herd on the Abbey lands.