Deer overpopulation could lead to more kill permits, but state wildlife officials warn that not everyone thinks of deer as a problem in town.
By Christopher Brooke, Reporter
Friday, October 26, 2012 at 6:00 am (Updated: October 26, 6:00 am)
HILLSVILLE — Conservation officials don’t want to stand in the way of Hillsville’s aim to control deer, but it’s not as easy as granting a town-wide kill order, said Department of Game and Inland Fisheries representatives.
Allen Boynton, regional wildlife manager, and conservation officer Ryland Cox gave the town options in addition to targeting deer by hunting, including going after deer on public property and the state issuing more kill permits to individual land owners.
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