Cascade Township Accepting Applications for Deer Hunting in Peace Park

Updates to Program Add Lottery-style Permits, Increase Accessibility and Participation
Cascade Township, Michigan, Oct. 6 – Cascade Township is accepting applications through Oct. 20 for deer hunting in Peace Park as part of an updated program that triples the number of permits and periods available and offers a lottery-style application process.
The updated deer hunting program will offer a total of 45 permits over three periods Oct. 30-Dec. 31 at Cascade Peace Park, 8900 Grand River Drive SE. The Township will issue 15 permits per hunting period, which each run approximately three weeks.
The hunting periods are:
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 19
  • Nov. 20-Dec. 10
  • Dec. 11-31
“For years, the Cascade Peace Park hunting program has given community members the unique opportunity to hunt in an area that is untouched outside of recreational use,” Cascade Township Manager Ben Swayze said. “We are proud to expand the program and hope the changes will increase accessibility and allow more hunters to participate this season and beyond.”
Under the previous permit program, 15 eligible applicants were issued a permit on a first-come, first-served basis. The updated program will award permits lottery-style and require applicants to rank their preferred hunting period. Permits issued under the old program for this season will be honored. Applicants do not have to be Cascade Township residents.
The updated program also switches to white-tailed doe-only hunting. Only archery hunting will be permitted.
Interested applicants will need to complete the new lottery application on the Township’s website or in person at Township Hall, 5920 Tahoe Drive SE, by Thursday, Oct. 20. Applicants must provide a copy of their driver’s license and proof of a valid Michigan hunting license for the upcoming season.
Signage will be posted throughout the park to notice visitors of the hunting period dates.
Cascade Peace Park is approximately 198 acres in size and consists of floodplain and meadow areas with extensive old growth forest. The park can be accessed using the Bolt Drive or Grand River Drive entrances.
To learn more about hunting in Peace Park, click here.
About Cascade Township
Home to nearly 20,000 residents, Cascade Township is committed to serving the public by providing the finest community services possible with respect, efficiency and integrity. With the Thornapple River at its heart, Cascade Township is recognized as an excellent place to live, work, play and raise a family. For more information, visit
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