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Public forum scheduled on Chapel Hill deer population problem

Posted April 18, 2010 4:24 p.m. EDT
Updated April 19, 2010 4:36 p.m. EDT

— A public forum is scheduled for Monday evening to explore whether a management program is needed to address the deer population in Chapel Hill.

A panel of experts from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and other agencies will discuss with the Chapel Hill Town Council the effects of the deer population on the environment, potential health risks related to deer overpopulation and the feasibility of an urban bow hunt for deer.

The hearing is set for 7 p.m. at the Council Chamber of Town Hall at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The public is invited to attend and offer their views on the issue.