2023 Deer Management Program

The Board is working with Tri-County Deer Management Association (TCDMA), an organized group of professional bow hunters, who aid communities such as ours in their efforts to manage the deer population within their respective areas. Fishing Creek Farm has worked with TCDMA for many years in this effort. The bow hunters are required to demonstrate special bow hunting proficiency and take ongoing bow hunting safety courses. TCDMA and its members are insured, listing Fishing Creek Farm as an additional insured.

The hunters set elevated stands in the FCF common area trees, so they have a downward trajectory, shooting their target from less than 20 yards away. The deer management program runs during the Maryland deer bow and arrow hunting season, which began September 8, 2023 and runs through January 2024.

The FCF HOA provides TCDMA with access to four specific areas within the community common areas an hour before the first light of dawn through 9 AM (morning hunt) and from 3PM until one hour after dark (evening hunt). The hunters will be in those limited portions of the community common areas several times a week. When hunting, they will park their vehicles adjacent to the areas where they are working and will post Tri-County Deer Management Association signs in their vehicles.

Please be respectful of their efforts to decrease the deer population and avoid entering the common areas where the vehicles are parked. People walking through the wooded areas during the hunting process scare the deer, making Tri-County’s efforts unsuccessful.

The portions of our common areas that are being managed can be viewed below. The areas are circled in yellow, and the deer stand locations are indicated in red. One additional area under management can be viewed HERE.

Fishing Creek HOA, Inc. has provided Tri-County Deer Management with written permission to hunt in the common areas of Fishing Creek Farm HOA, Inc. Homeowners and their guests are prohibited from hunting in the common areas of the community.

Please refrain from touching the Tri-County equipment set up in the common areas. Tampering with the equipment creates a safety risk for the hunters and is a prosecutable offense.

Please feel free to contact our FCF Deer Management community liaison, John Snedeker (snedekjw@gmail.com), with any questions.