If you're a hunter in the area, you're going to want to mark your calendar.

The annual Presque Isle deer hunt is back.

Officials have announced that there are some changes to this year's annual hunt.

The three day event is returning to a Wednesday through Friday schedule rather than including a Saturday like in previous years.

Officials say that's because of the low turn out they've had during the Saturday portion of the event.

This hunt was started back in 1989 as a way to manage the size of the deer population on the peninsula.

If there are too many deer, they eat the wrong things and it hurts the ecosystem here.

So this is a way to keep the size of the herd healthy, and protect other species at the park.

It's estimated that there are between 30 to 60 antler and antler-less deer spread throughout the peninsula.

Hunters who participate will be allowed to use shotguns with slugs, black-powder muzzle loaders, or archery equipment.

85 hunters are allowed to participate each day of the event.

The first day is normally the most popular and well attended.

If you're interested the application process starts Monday.

All you have to do is sign up at the Tom Ridge environmental center. Be sure to bring your valid Pennsylvania hunters license or license number.

Mark your calendars for December 7th, 8th and 9th.