Deer Management

deerwalkThe City of Oxford Mayor and Board of Aldermen adopted a deer management plan in August 2010. The goal of this plan is to ensure a safe and effective system to manage the growth and control of the white tail deer population that resides within the boundaries of the City of Oxford. The plan includes methods to ensure public safety, reduce property damage, and destruction caused by overpopulation within the urban areas of the city limits.

For detailed information on the goals of this plan, and the specifics of how it will be implemented, please download the Deer Management Plan document, listed below.

SAFETY STATEMENT - Hunting within the boundaries of the City of Oxford is a privilege granted by the City of Oxford Mayor and Board of Alderman.

The City of Oxford conducts these hunts in an effort to scientifically manage wildlife populations within the city limits, and in an effort to preserve a balanced ecosystem while providing viewing opportunities for the citizens and general public. The current and future success of these hunts depends on the ethical and safe conduct of all individuals who participate in this program. If this program is to be a success and continue, each individual involved in the program must make their safety, and the safety of the public, as the first and foremost priority.
City of Oxford Controlled Hunts will be authorized under an Animal Control Permit issued by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) after the City of Oxford applies for and receives said permit.


Applications for landowners and hunters are now being accepted. 

For Landowners

The following is the landowner acknowledgement form that must be completed, signed, and returned to the City of Oxford at City Hall.

For Hunters

Applications for hunting in this management program must be completed in their entirety, signed, and returned to City Hall accompanied with a $20.00 application and testing fee.
The Hunter Application Form and the Parcipant Acknowledgment Form must be completed and submitted with a $20 application and testing fee to City Hall.
For more information, contact the Deer Management Program Officer, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Wednesday, 04 August 2010