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Buckhannon to revisit planned bowhunt for deer

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. -- The Buckhannon City Council will again consider whether to allow bowhunters to help thin the ranks of local deer.

Mayor Kenny Davidson asked for the council to reconsider the urban deer hunt ordinance. The Inter-Mountain reports that council members have voted to put the issue back up for discussion at Thursday's regular meeting.

A similar proposal was scrapped last August after residents who opposed the proposed hunt cited issues involving safety and animal rights. Opponents also presented the council a petition with more than 200 names of those against the hunt.

Those who support the hunt say there are too many deer and they're causing damage to Buckhannon's gardens and landscaping.

 


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