The City of Edmond allows bowhunting only for white-tailed deer through December in 25 hunting zones around Arcadia Lake.
Arcadia Lake has produced some nice bucks in the past and on Saturday – Matt Allen of Oklahoma City – harvested this impressive 13-point, 180-pound buck.
“What a great hunt,” said Allen, a first-time bowhunter. “It all happened in less than probably three minutes. The whole time I was thinking, ‘Is this really happening?’
“I saw four deer (Saturday) morning before he popped up directly behind me and about 10 feet behind my stand. I was reaching for my bow and getting prepared while he was directly under me, then he walked a half-moon about 25 yards in front of me before finally stepping into about a 3-feet shooting lane.”
Hunts are still available at Arcadia Lake. Each week Arcadia Lake provides four day hunts, archery only, on the 25 units.
The hunts occur Thursday through Sunday. The fee is $50 per hunt. All hunters are required to attend a mandatory orientation session. For information, call 216-7470 or visit http://edmondok.com/parks/arcadialake/events