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Managed Hunts


A lottery-based controlled deer hunt is held each year at Addison Oaks and Independence Oaks county parks. The controlled hunts are part of an ecosystem-based approach to natural resources management within the parks system. Firearms deer hunting within the parks system is permitted only when authorized by the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission.

PLEASE NOTE: Addison Oaks and Independence Oaks will be closed to the public on dates designated for controlled deer hunts.

Addison Oaks: Independence Oaks:

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Monday, Nov. 16
Thursday, Nov. 19 Wednesday, Nov. 18
Friday, Nov. 20

Monday, Nov. 23

Tuesday, Nov. 24 Wednesday, Nov. 25

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Monday, Dec. 7
Wednesday, Dec. 9

Interested hunters may enter the lottery using the application forms provided below.

For Managed Hunt Lottery Applications Forms, click below.

2015 Addison Oaks Managed Deer Hunt
2015 Independence Oaks Managed Deer Hunt

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.