Controlled Bowhunt Program
Location: Southwoods Park, 350 S. 35th Street
Raccoon River Park, 2500 Grand Avenue
In 2004, the Parks and Recreation Department established the City’s controlled bowhunt program in Southwoods Park and in 2017 Raccoon River Park was added. Later, private property deer management zones were also established. Since then, over 280 deer have been harvested by volunteer hunters. This has resulted in a positive impact on deer numbers.