Deer hunting at Trillium Community Forest opens October 12

Author: Jessica | 09/10/19

Trillium Community Forest

Deer hunting will be allowed at Trillium Community Forest, near Freeland, starting on October 12. The Community Forest will be closed to all other uses during three hunting periods. Photo by Cac Kamak.

Deer hunting at Trillium Community Forest opens October 12. Hunters must adhere to all Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations.

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust allows deer hunting at Trillium Community Forest during the following times:

  • October 12-31, 2019.
  • November 14-17, 2019.
  • November 27-December 27, 2019.

Deer hunting is not allowed at the Community Forest during the early archery season, which is September 1-27.

Trillium Community Forest, located north of Freeland, is closed to all other activities during the three hunting periods, including hiking, horseback riding, or biking. With the exception of deer hunting during the above times, no other animals may be hunted, trapped, or otherwise harmed in the Community Forest.

Whidbey Island’s deer population is estimated to be nearly 3,000 with the largest concentration in the central part of the island. Managing the deer population in Trillium Community Forest, the Land Trust’s largest protected property at 720 acres, benefits the overall health of the forest ecosystem, including many bird species.

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