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Bedford council OKs urban archery deer hunt

Wednesday - 7/25/2012, 9:28am  ET

BEDFORD, Va. - Bedford City Council has approved an urban archery hunt to control the city's deer population.

A new ordinance allows deer hunting in the city with bow and arrow or crossbow. Hunting is limited to antlerless deer on parcels of 3 acres or more. Hunters also must obtain a permit from city police and written permission from the landowner.

The weapons can't be discharged in any public settings or aimed toward buildings or houses.

The News and Advance ( http://bit.ly/NT1nLR) says the council approved the ordinance Tuesday.

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Information from: The News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/


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