Hunting In The Parks
Oakland Township Parks and Recreation
When Oakland Township purchased both Marsh View Park and Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park, a significant portion of the purchase cost was paid by a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant. One of the grant conditions is that we must allow controlled archery deer hunting at these parks.
From 2002 through 2008 Oakland Township Parks offered this opportunity at Marsh View Park by issuing Township permits which are enforced by Parks staff and Oakland County Sheriff Deputies. The participating hunters in this program have abided by the Township’s strict rules and we have been successful in adhering to all safety guidelines as well as meeting the state’s grant requirements. Due to construction of active recreation facilities at Marsh View Park hunting is no longer feasible there.
Since 2009 Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park has been open to antlerless archery deer hunting on specific Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, with a Township Park hunting permit. This year the MDNR has extended the antlerless archery season to January 31, 2019, and Oakland Township Parks has extended their season accordingly.
Hunting is not offered in any other Township Parks.