Could deer hunting soon become reality inside Rock Island city limits?
Monday night city leaders took another step towards allowing open season on deer in Rock Island. Taking aim at what they call an out of control and growing deer population. The parameters were layed out on just what a hunt inside city limits would look like.
"This is the least expensive and probably the most efficient ways." explained Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley.
The plan is to allow a trial hunt beginning in December. Open only to bow hunting.
"You find out how it is going to work in an area like Rock Island, where we are so confined and that's are biggest issue unlike other areas that do this they have wide open spaces we don't have that." said Pauley
Hunting sites would need to be at least three acres,initially the plan is that four to five private land owners will be given to go ahead to apply to allow hunting on their land, the city's golf courses and cemeteries would also be used. Police would hand out the licenses to hunters required to have proficiency skill, hunting would also be limited to a downward angle, with safety the first priority.
"There deer population can be a public safety issue, but I don't want us to create potentially another public safety issue with the hunting in our city." said 5th Ward Alderwoman Kate Hotle.
Hunters would be required to take two non-antlered deer before shooting a buck, officials hoping the hunt would take at least 100 deer from the herd.
"I think we can manage 12–15 sites initially see how that goes and push forward for the future with more sites because eventually we have to Control the population by just making a minor dent is not going to help the problem." said Alderman P.J. Foley.
A special meeting has been called for this Thursday at 5:15. If council approves a hunt. The city would then go about drafting the new ordinance .
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