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Charlottesville council nixes urban deer hunt

Wednesday - 2/22/2012, 11:52am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Charlottesville isn't going to allow an urban hunt to control the city's deer population, at least for the immediate future.

City staff suggested an urban sharpshooting or archery hunt after some residents voiced concerns about deer overpopulation.

Media outlets report that the City Council opted Tuesday to pursue efforts to educate residents about fencing other non-lethal methods to reduce conflict with deer.

The council also suggested that the city conduct further studies to determine the deer population and gauge public opinion about killing the animals.

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