Sioux City Approves Bow Hunting to Reduce Deer Population
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls City Council has voted unanimously to allow bow hunters to help thin a deer herd causing headaches in the northeast part of the city.
Officials estimate up to 400 deer live in the area, causing problems such as car accidents. Seventy permits will be issued to area bow hunters through a lottery process to help reduce the population, starting in October.
The chosen hunters must be licensed and must go through training. They can kill only anterless deer.
Some landowners in the area are against the special hunt. Lester Larson Jr. calls it “totally outrageous.” He says he won’t let hunters on his land.
Wildlife officials say landowners don’t have to participate.