Tuesday, June 02, 2009

OHIO NEWS: City Approves Bowhunting Ordinance to Control Deer

Heath City Council on Monday approved an ordinance to permit bowhunting of deer in selected areas of the city.

Residents have complained for many months about deer crossing roads, getting hit by vehicles and damaging property in residential areas.

The massive herd in the city has been estimated at more than 100 deer per square mile, or more than 1,000 within city limits. The mayor said it might take five years to get the numbers cut in half to about 500.

The city administration will organize the program for bowhunting season, which generally begins in October.

Source: Newark Advocate

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