Manitowoc to hold two meetings on city deer bow hunt
The City of Manitowoc plans two meetings on Tuesday, August 7, to discuss plans for this year's deer bow hunt in the city.
The meetings are in the police department's lower level at 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and will discuss the rules for bow hunting and the permissions needed to hunt in the city limits.
The city began permitting bow hunting to reduce the urban deer population in 2007 as reports of car-deer accidents and damage to property increased.
Last year, bow hunters tagged 43 deer, while there were 53 car-deer accidents.
2011 is the only year that more deer were tagged by deer hunters than hit by cars in the city.
Bow hunters and land owners must submit their applications to the Manitowoc Police Department by September 7, which is a new requirement this year. Bow hunters applying to hunt on private land must have a land owner's application attached with their bow-hunting application.