Thursday, December 6, 2012
Here are final details about the annual deer harvest for the Rockwoods Reservation managed deer hunt in Wildwood.
The final count from the managed deer harvest for the two-day hunt on Nov. 26-27 at Rockwoods Reservation was 19 deer, reports Gus Raeker, forestry district supervisor for the reservation area in Wildwood. The count includes one four-point buck, three button bucks, and fifteen does, Raeker told Patch. "This harvest helps us toward our goal of maintaining a healthy population of about 25 deer per square mile (75 deer across the 3-square mile area)," he said. Per prior Patch reporting, seven deer total were shot last year for the annual hunt in the same conservation area, and six deer total two years ago. Read related articles: Managed Deer Hunt in Wildwood is Going Well Should Managed Deer Hunts Occur in Rockwoods Conservation Areas? …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Note that Tuesday (today) Rockwoods Reservation is closed to all but hunters who are participating in the annual deer hunting event, which is held to assist with deer population control in the area.
There are only two days each year that Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood is closed for all practical purposes except to deer hunters—Monday and Tuesday (today) are this year's hunt. Managed deer hunts are held at Rockwoods Reservation to demonstrate that hunting can occur safely among residential areas and to help control the area's deer population, authorities said. Missouri Department of Conservation resource assistant John Honse told Patch on Monday afternoon that eight to 10 deer had been shot. "The number of deer harvested this year already is higher than the last two years combined." He said the last couple of years had been slim harvests, due to three main factors: deer movement, hunters sticking out conditions and the actual …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The annual—archery only—managed deer hunt on Rockwoods Range Conservation Area in Wildwood started Nov. 1 and lasts through Dec. 31. A two-day, muzzle-loaders' hunt is set for Nov. 26 and 27 at Rockwoods Reservation. Good ideas?
This year's "archery only" managed deer hunt on Rockwoods Range Conservation Area is under way, and will conclude Dec. 31. A separate, two-day managed hunt for muzzle-loaders, also is scheduled for at the Rockwoods Reservation located off of Missouri Route 109. Some residents are asking if hunting in otherwise preserved outdoor spaces is necessary. Rockwoods Reservation houses the conservationists' headquarters and adjoins St. Louis County's Greensfelder Park to the south, which itself abuts the state's Rockwoods Range Conservation Area. Together, these three parcels make up a contiguous Green Belt of nearly 5,000 acres. The Range, which was acquired in 1943, is accessed from Fox Creek Road in Wildwood; in general, is one of the most …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Be careful during holiday walks -- managed deer hunts are still under way.
Outdoor enthusiasts who plan to take advantage of holiday time off to get outside for exercise in Wildwood should be careful when walking the trails in nearby parks, such as Rockwoods Reservation, because the annual managed deer hunt is still under way. The hunt across Rockwoods Range is archery only. It began Nov. 1 and will continue through Dec. 31. The hunt is managed by Missouri Department of Conservation agents, who encourage hikers to wear bright clothing. Hunters must remain 50 yards from the typical park boundaries, and must park their vehicles in designated areas. Hunters are not authorized by state officials to use or cross private property during the annual hunt, without landowners' permissions. Questions about the managed hunt …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Saturday was the eighth year for this annual event.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jo Beck
Monday, June 6, 2011
Four busloads of hikers braved record high temperatures and the deafening whir of locusts for Wildwood’s Green Rock Trail Challenge on Saturday. Sign-ups for the annual event filled early, and registration was closed weeks ago. Participants gathered in the Muckerman Shelter at St. Louis County's Greensfelder Park for breakfast treats provided by the municipality. Wildwood Mayor Tim Woerther, and many other city officials and staff, welcomed attendees. After Woerther welcomed the hikers, The Open Space Council for the St. Louis region director Ron Coleman spoke. “The first Green Rock Trail event was held eight years ago, with cooperation from the city,” he said, noting that council and Wildwood representatives have worked together to …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Each year, the Maple Sugar Festival is celebrated during the first Saturday of February at Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood.
Even though there was a fresh blanket of snow on area trees Saturday morning, Rockwoods Reservation's Maple Sugar Festival volunteers and team members quickly prepared for the opening of the annual event at 10 a.m. Kevin McCarthy, Missouri Department of Conservation's naturalist program supervisor at Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood, said the public waited a while before venturing out in the morning, due to the winter weather and cold temperatures. This gave McCarthy and his team more time to prepare the roadways, sidewalks and venues for the day's crowds. The Maple Sugar Festival is always held on the first Saturday of February. This time of year is ideal for the tree sap to be flowing because of the temperature differences between …