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Chapel Hill Council to study urban deer hunt

Posted January 11, 2010 11:52 p.m. EST

— The Chapel Hill town council agreed Monday night to take applications for an urban deer hunt as it studies the issue further.

Residents have submitted a petition asking the town to hire professional deer bow hunters to reduce the population of deer. Residents said the deer have become a nuisance.

The council called for a public hearing on the issue and asked for more input from experts and residents.

In the meantime, professional bow hunters can submit applications to hold an urban deer hunt with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. No action will be taken on the applications until after the public hearing.