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.
How many times have you wished for a better view across a clear cut, an agriculture field or down a powerline?
Ever wanted to get a little higher to try to get above a deer’s nose?
Have you ever wanted a taller stand because… well… just because?
Here is an example of a stand I made a few years ago and it has some very real advantages and a few disadvantages.
commanding view from the stand
able to accommodate two hunters, perfect for parent / child hunts
hunters are well...