De Pere Considers Deer Hunt Within City Limits
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DE PERE, Wis. -- A proposed state law would allow deer hunting-- within De Pere city limits.
The parks department is considering allowing bow hunting in three city parks. City leaders are reaching out to De Pere residents with an online survey to get their thoughts on allowing hunting. The idea is in response to a state Senate bill working its way through the assembly. The bill would life restrictions on when and where a bow hunter could discharge a bow. It would give cities less power when it comes to limiting deer hunting. De Pere city leaders say there is currently no proposal to change hunting rules, but the idea is in the planning and development stage.
Bow hunting could be allowed at Southwest Park, The Preserve and at the a future park site just south of Old Martin Road. No other parks would be affected by the changes.
City leaders say the results of the online survey are split so far. A slight majority of the first 700 surveys submitted were in favor of allowing the hunt. If the Senate bill passes, De Pere administrators would consider drafting a proposal. Any changes to hunting within city limits would need to be approved by the city council. There is no timetable for a decision.