Cincinnati to Continue Allowing Bowmen to Cull Deer in Parks

   06.01.17

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Cincinnati says it plans to continue the use of bowhunters to cull deer from the city’s parks.

The city’s park system is also considering the use of more fences to keep the animals out.

Evidence shows the 10-year-old bowhunter program has sharply reduced the number of deer in the city’s Mount Airy park.

The nearly 1,500-acre park had about 100 deer in last year’s survey, which is still considered too many for a park that size.

The program has culled more than 1,300 deer from 10 parks. It started with sharpshooters from the Cincinnati police with volunteer bowhunters brought in after two years.

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