Property Owner Information

Deer in woodsIf you are a property owner experiencing problems with Whitetail deer and your property is in Fairfax, Loudoun, or Prince William County in Virginia, SWMNV may be able to help.  Our service is FREE to the property owner.

First you need to contact us.  You can do that one of two ways.  You can fill out an on-line application, which is the best method because it gives us some basic information about your property or you can email us at info@deerdamage.org. Shortly thereafter, we will contact you by phone to discuss your situation, wants, and needs.

We will send someone out to evaluate your property and help determine if it is suitable for management.  You should contact us if you are having problems with deer even if you think your property is too small to hunt.  Often there is a property nearby which may be suitable.  Remember the home range of a Whitetail may be a mile or more, so there may be a neighbor with a suitable property who is willing to participate as well.  If your property is suitable, we will help you obtain the special permits issued by VDGIF for harvesting deer out of season.  To find out the details check out our How the Process Works page.  If you are unfamiliar with bowhunting, go to our Bowhunting Basics page first.

If you just want to keep up with how SWMNV is helping the area manage the Whitetail deer problem, you can sign-up for our property owner email list.   You can learn more about the problems associated with deer by visiting our Deer Facts or Problems and Issues pages.  You can also find out the answers to common questions asked by other property owners by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Wondering how bowhunting has been used in our area around development to manage deer? We are still working on the articles but soon you will be able to read about area Success Stories.