Limited public archery hunting is allowed at Highland Oaks, Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Rose Oaks county parks. Limited public hunting is allowed at Addison Oaks East only (East of Walker Road, north of Romeo Road and West of Rochester Road; parking lot is on Romeo Road east of Walker Road.) Independence Oaks North only (South of Oak Hill Road, west of Sashabaw Road; parking lot is on Sashabaw Road north of Pine Knob Road).
Annual Vehicle Permit or Daily Park Pass is required. Hunters must follow Michigan Department of Natural Resources regulations and hunt only in designated areas. In addition, several Oakland County Parks rules further govern archery hunting activity at these parks. Deer archery hunting rules.
2011-2012 Deer Archery Hunting Dates
Deer Archery Hunting is permitted Oct. 1 - Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 - Jan. 1.
Deer Archery Hunting is also permitted Nov. 15 - 30, but hunters must comply with State of Michigan requirements to wear hunters' orange clothing.
Hunters are HIGHLY encouraged to take adult does to help manage the population. For best management practices, take bucks with at least three points on one side, a spread out to the ears and medium or heavy base.
Successful hunters are asked to fill out a Deer Harvest Form and report harvested deer to the Oakland County Parks Natural Resources Specialist at 248-858-1726. The form is also part of the Archery Map document (links below).
Note: Michigan Department of Natural Resources 2011 bait regulations strictly enforced. Visit State of Michigan web site for details.
Archery maps for individual parks can be found with the Hunting Maps link on the left.
Your help is important in keeping Oakland County Parks safe, clean and well maintained. Report park incidents, accidents or vandalism to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office at 248-858-4950.