Hunters will be allowed to hunt by permit only at the Edgemont Watershed.
On Tuesday, the Hagerstown City Council directed City Utilities Director Michael Spiker to draft a plan that would let 50 people hunt the land.
Eight to 10 people who already applied for permission to hunt at the watershed, which is owned by the city, will be called so they may start when deer season opens Saturday. The remaining hunters will be chosen in a lottery after they submit their names to City Hall, Spiker said.
All 50 hunters more than likely would be permitted to hunt by the end of this deer season.
The city previously allowed hunting on the 1,300-acre watershed, but banned the practice last year for safety reasons. Two city employees, however, were allowed to hunt on the land in exchange for doing free work there, such as posting signs.