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hunting deer in town?

Hunting Mule deer in town sites?  not on peoples porperty but in the canyons and wooded areas of small towns.  anyones thoughts

 

with a bow of course!

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I've done it with a rifle

It's a good way to get at suburban mule deer, but it's difficult finding the public access points.

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I am a big supporter of urban

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.

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There are many places that

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.

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I plan on doing this fall. 

I plan on doing this fall.  the deer in my town are all in the canyons and are on NF.  It is a pretty some town and right next to the mountains.  Hope to show you some pictures..

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