I am a big supporter of urban deer hunts. There are alot of cities on the east coast that do it for whitetail, I just have never heard of it being done for mule deer.
However, if there is some place that has a population that is big enough to support a deer hunt in town, then why not. I just think that, due to the fact that you will be more likely to be in the public eye, you should control who can hunt there, by passing proficiency tests, and issuing permits.
You should have the most responsible hunters out there, if at all possible.
There are many places that you could do this with a bow and in some cases a rifle depending on the definition of town. Many places are considered part of a town but outside city limits and therefore still legal. Up until about 15 years ago where I live my incle used to shoot at geese as they flew over the property heading for the river. Although still technically leagal it would no longer be a very good idea with all the houses that have been built up around them. We had a nice buck in the yard the other evening and if around in hunting season would be leagal to shoot with a bow for sure but the problem is he could end up dying on someone elses property and then the fighting would start.
Any way under ideal conditions I see no problem with it at all but I know for sure that there are many who do.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...