Hunting

​​​Oakland County Parks offers annual deer archery and biennial managed hunting opportunities in order to manage deer densities at ecologically-sustainable levels within the parks system.

Archery Hunting Maps

Limited public deer archery hunting is allowed at six Oakland County Parks, however at Addison Oaks hunting is restricted to Addison Oaks East and at Independence Oaks, it is restricted to Independence Oaks-North only.  Hunting rules are listed in the individual park archery maps below.

Addison Oaks East A​rchery Map
Highland Oaks Archery Map
Independence Oaks North Archery Map
Lyon Oaks Archery Map
Orion Oaks Archery Map
Rose Oaks Archery Map

Deer Harvest Report Form​

Michigan Department of Natural Resources 2011 bait regulations strictly enforced. Visit State of Michigan website for details.  

Managed Hunts​

Managed Deer Hunts​​

A lottery-based controlled deer hunt is held biennially during odd-numbered years at Addison Oaks and Independence Oaks county parks. Firearms deer hunting within the parks system is permitted only when authorized by the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission.

Interested hunters may enter the lottery using the application forms on the website during that hunting year.

Addison Oaks and Independence Oaks are closed to the public on dates designated for controlled deer hunts. Dates are posted on the website in advance of the hunt.

Hunter Safety ​Classes

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.