IC deer hunt begins Sunday, closing several IC, UI parks


Iowa City deer management operations will begin Sunday, meaning the closing of several city and University of Iowa parks in the evening hours.

Starting Sunday, select parks will be closed each day from 3 p.m. to dawn to allow for sharpshooting by White Buffalo, Inc.

The complete list of Iowa City parks includes:

  • Waterworks Prairie Park, 2875 N. Dubuque St.
  • Thornberry Off Leash Dog Park and Peninsula Disc Golf Course, West end of Foster Road
  • City Park, 200 Park Road
  • The Ned Ashton House, 820 Park Road
  • Terrell Mill Park, 1209 N. Dubuque St.
  • Hickory Hill Park, 800 Conklin St., 1439 Bloomington St, and the intersection of First Ave. and Stuart Court.
  • Terry Trueblood Recreation Area (including Sand Lake trail), 579 McCollister Boulevard
  • Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St.

Affected areas of the UI campus include:

  • Wooded area from Hawkins Drive to Mormon Trek Boulevard, including Lower Finkbine Trail (south of softball and track complex bordering Highway 6)
  • Wooded area north of Finkbine Golf Course
  • Wooded area bordering Ashton Cross County Course
  • Wooded area west of UI Sports Medicine Clinic (near Melrose Avenue at Hawkeye Park Road and Hawkeye Drive)

No sharpshooting activity will be allowed on dates of men’s and women’s basketball games or wrestling meets at Carver Hawkeye Arena.

The 3 p.m. to dawn closings will run until Sunday, Dec. 22nd. More information can be found online at  www.icgov.org/deerproject.