Deer Task Force

Image of Deer looking directly at camera

State and local officials have determined that deer overpopulation inside the city limits of Warsaw has become a public nuisance. Reported traffic accidents, observation, citizen complaints, property damage, and survey results all support this conclusion. It has also been determined that not attempting to reduce the deer population will be a greater threat to the health and safety of residents living in our area.

2023-2024 Online Application

Apply Online

2023-2024 Mandatory Deer Task Force Training Session

Date:  Thursday, August 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location:  Warsaw Police Department

Interested archers must bring archery equipment (compound bow) and be prepared to qualify in a shooting range.

Tentative Agenda

6:00 - 6:10 p.m.     Registration, Confirm Online Application is Complete, and Introductions

6:10 - 6:40 p.m.     Specific Rules and Regulations for the 2023-2024 Reduction Effort

6:40 - 6:50 p.m.     Public Safety – Scott Whitaker, Chief of Police

6:50 - 8:00 p.m.     Proficiency Test in Range (using your own archery equipment)

Applicants will be notified within 5-7 days if accepted or not accepted into the Warsaw Deer Task Force program for 2023-2024.  Participants in previous years' hunts and/or attending the training session does not guarantee entry into the program.


The mission of the Warsaw Deer Task Force is to reduce and maintain the population of deer in a designated nuisance area. The use of archery equipment allows for a safe and ethical means to harvest deer and this is a low-key approach towards the public. It is in the interest of the Deer Task Force that safety is priority. 

Warsaw City Code -- Chapter 54, Article III Offenses Involving Public Safety

Chapter 54, Section 54-64 - Limitations on bows and arrows and slingshots.

QUESTIONS? Contact Councilman Jeff Grose, Deer Task Force Chairman

Zones and Maps

This map (PDF) shows the areas that have been determined to be "Deer Nuisance Zones" within the Warsaw city limits.

Deer Nuisance Zone Map (PDF)

List of Current Zones:

  • Country Club Road Zone
  • Hire Park Zone
    NW corner - intersection of railroad tracks and Arthur St.
    NE corner - intersection of Arthur St. and Cook St.
    SE corner - intersection of Cook St. and Clark St.
    SW corner - intersection of Clark St. and railroad tracks

  • Northwest / Hidden Lake Zone
    includes NW portion of city limits with the east edge defined as SR 15

  • Old Madison School / Boggs Park Zone
    NW corner - intersection of Lake St. and city ditch
    NE corner - intersection of Lake St. and Union St.
    SE corner - intersection of Union St. and Center St.
    SW corner - intersection of Center St. and Fred Boggs Industrial Park

  • Rozella Road / Logan Street Zone 
  • Springhill Subdivision / KCH / Oakwood Cemetery 
  • Northeast / Airport Zone
  • East Central Zone

Helpful Links for Current Archers