(Atlantic) In an attempt to lower the deer population in Atlantic this fall the Atlantic City Council voted across the board on the third reading to amend the city code by adding a new chapter entitled “Urban Deer Control.”
The Community Protection Committee recommended approval of this ordinance after reviewing data gathered on the City’s deer population by the DNR. After discussions with them and public input, the Committee concluded that there is currently an over population of deer in Atlantic that poses a threat to property and public safety.
In response the committee drafted regulations that would allow bow hunting of antlerless deer within the boundaries of the City with certain appropriate restrictions and conditions.
June 7, 2012