West Virginia Town to Open Deer Hunting Within City Limits
Parkersburg City Council has decided to allow hunting within city limits to help manage their growing deer population. Hunting will only be allowed in certain areas, like at parks, but must be 500 feet from properties that have schools. Some people are concerned, especially parents whose children play in the parks, they don't like the idea of introducing bows and arrows. Details of the hunt are still being determined, it could go a week before and a week after the normal archery season.
City Council President, John Rockhold said "These deer now are becoming dangers. They're also being hit by cars. You never used to ever see a deer within the city of Parkersburg, and now we're seeing that." He doesn't think the hunting will eradicate the deer population, but hopefully greatly reduce it. There is a lot of support, especially homeowners who's gardens are getting eaten by the deer. From Wtap.com.