A program that controls the whitetail deer population in Hudson, Wis., by allowing a select group of bow hunters to harvest them will continue for a sixth season.
The hunt will take place on city property where it is deemed safe, as well as some private property where the owners extend an invitation. Only antlerless deer are taken.
Six highly experienced bow-hunters will conduct the hunt, which coincides with the Wisconsin archery season for deer. The season began last Saturday and ends Jan. 31 of next year.
“There is an overabundance of deer in our area, especially in urban areas,” Feia said in response to a question from Alderperson Randy Morrissette II about deer numbers.
“We’re not trying to eradicate the deer. We’re trying to limit their growth,” Feia continued.
Because of the special city hunt, homeowners can now grow hostas, he added jokingly.
The River Valley hunters harvested 13 deer last year.