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12/4/2014 - 12.4.14 Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Additions to 2014-2015 Deer Management Program READ MORE
11/18/2014 - 11.18.14 County Executive Ken Ulman Announces that Playing Fields at Blandair Park Now Named for Delegate Frank Turner READ MORE
9/27/2014 - 09.27.14 Executive Ulman Opens Troy Park at Elkridge, Howard County’s Eighth Regional Park READ MORE
9/26/2014 - 09.26.14 Executive Ulman to Open Howard County’s Eighth Regional Park – Troy Park at Elkridge READ MORE
9/24/2014 - 09.24.14 Executive Ulman Leads Preview Tour of Troy Park at Elkridge – Howard County’s Eighth Regional Park READ MORE
9/23/2014 - 09.23.14 Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Deer Management Program for 2014-2015 READ MORE
9/6/2014 - 09.06.14 South Branch Park Set to Open in Sykesville READ MORE
9/5/2014 - Howard County Government and Town of Sykesville to Open South Branch Park Playground READ MORE
7/1/2014 - 07.01.14 Howard County Announces 2014 “Community Sports Hall of Fame” Induction Class READ MORE
6/17/2014 - 06.17.14 Howard County Recreation & Parks Opens Renovated Tennis Courts at Centennial Park READ MORE

Deer Management

DeerMainPageMore and more Howard County residents are having close encounters with white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Some encounters are pleasant. The opportunity to observe or pursue deer is a valuable and memorable experience. These are encounters some people would like to continue to have and experience more frequently. 

However, for an increasing number of Howard County residents, encounters with white-tailed deer are less than pleasant. Many of these residents have voiced legitimate concern about increased agricultural crop, commercial nursery and residential landscape damage caused by deer. They have expressed fear about the connection between elevated deer populations and the occurrence of Lyme disease, the increased frequency of automobile/deer collisions, and the condition of the county's remaining wildlife habitat and natural areas.

Important Information 
Howard County Deer Management Task Force Report 
Howard County Comprehensive Deer Management Plan 
2014-15 Park Closing Schedules Press Release 

Contact Phil Norman or call 410-313-1675