Deer Management
Due to concerns about damage to vegetation, cases of Lyme disease reported by residents, and deer versus vehicle accidents, the Commissioners of Cheltenham Township authorized Abington Deer Management to conduct controlled deer hunts in 2017-18 (August 2017 Public Works Committee minutes). 

The hunts will be conducted in nine passive open space properties owned by the Township (shown on this map). This will be the first time that a controlled deer hunt will be held in some of these open space properties. 

The deer management program will be performed by archers who are competent, experienced, careful and cautiously safe. The safety of our residents is of the highest priority. This year's hunting season begins on Saturday, September 16, 2017 and runs through Saturday, January 27, 2018.  SIGNS WILL BE POSTED to notify anyone attempting to enter these properties that the area is closed to all visitors.

The Township believes this program will meet the goals of the Township and of the residents. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions, contact Public Works Superintendent Christopher Clewell at 215-635-4600. ext. 366.
      2016 Program Results
      At the Public Works Committee in April 5, 2017, Abington Deer Management reported the program harvested 34 deer (30 does, 4 bucks) in the 2016 program.
      • 18 were donated to people in need
      • hunters kept the remaining 16.
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