Interested archers in the city of Warsaw Deer Task Force (DTF) program may apply to participate in the 2022-23 reduction effort.

Over the years, offering the opportunity for new members to be added into our program has been very positive, according to a news release from Jeff Grose, city councilman and DTF administrator. Veterans in the program, along with others interested in applying for the first time, must apply on the city website. Like last year, the application process is online. The link can be found on the city website by going to the Warsaw Police Department page and then finding the Deer Task Force link. Applications must be completed before the only required training date on Tuesday, Aug. 30. The impact this policy has on the program will be evaluated after the 2022-23 reduction effort.

The only one DTF archer training date on Aug. 30 will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the WPD. Interested archers will be invited to qualify in a shooting range using their own equipment for the reduction efforts this season.

The DTF link is located within the WPD webpage and those interested in the program will also find the following updated links:

• DTF online archer application form for 2022-23

• Private landowner information and application

• Online training date for annual qualification in a shooting range at the WPD.