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So Who’s Still Against This Successful Urban Deer Hunt?

Urban deer hunting programs are designed to offer bowhunters the opportunity to help communities with deer overpopuation problems in controlled settings and more cities are getting on board with these outstanding projects. One is getting ready for its second year and officials and hunters couldn’t be happier. Even residents — most of them, other...

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Another City Considers Ineffective ‘Birth Control’ for Deer

You’d think that taxpayers eventually would get fed up with civic leaders throwing away money on ineffective wildlife management, but they apparently don’t care or don’t realize that what’s going on is a waste of time. Yet another community is considering the use of contraceptive drugs and the time-consuming effort to give these to...

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Nature Preserves Being Hit by Deer, State Wants Them Dead

In an effort to control deer populations affecting native plant communities, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will coordinate special gun and archery deer hunts at five state nature preserves across the state. High quality habitats at several state nature preserves have been negatively impacted by over-browsing deer. For example, large flowered trillium-Ohio’s state...

Time Closing On Deadline For Urban Bowhunting Applications

The first step in a unique but demanding form of Arkansas hunting – urban deer hunts – is now open through July 1. Potential hunters can register online at www.agfc.com. The hunts will be held from Sept. 7 through Jan. 31 in seven communities – Fairfield Bay, Bull Shoals, Russellville, Fort Smith-Barling, Horseshoe Bend,...

Ninety Deer Culled, Residents Go Bonkers

Ninety deer were culled in a recent population control project in a New Jersey county, resulting in less impact on the native vegetation and assistance to the deer to avoid potential problems with disease. Of course, removing part of an overpopulation of deer also assists with a reduction in vehicle-wildlife crashes, which can result...

South Charleston Looks At Urban Deer Hunting

As with other cities that have experienced growth and whitetail deer adapting to human intrusion, South Charleston’s city council is faced with a deer-human population problem. So the council is considering urban deer hunting as a possible means of management. According to the Charleston Daily Mail, the council formed a committee to take a...

Urban Bowhunt Off To A Fast Start

The seventh year of the Charleston, W.Va., urban bowhunt is off to a fast start, with archers already taking 20 deer, with all but one being fertile does. Charleston City Manager David Molgaard told the Gazette-Mail newspaper this week that the 20 deer taken so far this year equals the total number taken in...

Arkansas Cities Turn To Urban Bowhunting

Urban hunting is an effective way to help curtail whitetail populations and more towns are turning to bowhunting for assistance instead of expensive and ineffective alternatives. Bowhunters often must undergo a safety course – even if they’ve had one before – and sometimes a shooting evaluation test. Officials set parameters and the public is...