The Board is working with Tri-County Deer Management, an organized group of 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 Tri-County Deer Management for many years in this effort. The bow hunters must demonstrate their bow hunting proficiency and take ongoing bow hunting safety courses. Tri-County Deer Management and its members are insured, listing Fishing Creek Farm as an additional insured. The hunters set elevated stands in the common area trees, so they have a downward trajectory, shooting their target from less than 20 yards away. The program runs during the deer hunting season, which this year is from September 11, 2020 through February 3, 2021. Management at FCF begins on Friday, September 18th.
The Association is providing Tri-County Deer Management with access to three specific areas within the community common areas an hour before the first light of dawn through 9 AM. In addition, beginning in December, the FCF Board of Directors, with input from Tri-County, voted to expand the hunting hours in FCF to include late afternoon through one-hour past dark for the remainder of the hunting season, February 3, 2021. 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 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.
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 me at Tidewater Property Management with any questions.
Hailey Matthews, Community Property Manager