Tuesday, September 29, 2009

WEST VIRGINIA NEWS: Bridgeport to Allow Hunting in City Limits

Bridgeport has become the fifth city in West Virginia to allow deer hunting within city limits.

City Council voted Monday to allow an urban deer hunt, with officials hoping to get it started on Oct. 7.

The possibility of an urban hunt had been in doubt earlier this year, when state Division of Natural Resources officials said Bridgeport had missed a deadline to apply for a hunt.

They ultimately ruled the deadline didn't apply to the city, and allowed the council's vote to go forward.

A consultant hired by the city estimated this spring there are 38 deer per square mile in Bridgeport.

Barboursville, Charleston, Weirton and Wheeling currently allow urban hunts.

Source: Charleston Gazette

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