(ATLANTIC) The Atlantic City Council’s Community Protection Committee is meeting later today to discuss the cities deer depredation ordinance. A year ago, the council approved an ordinance allowing bow hunting within certain areas of the city in an effort to reduce the deer population.
“We have a considerable number of deer within city limits that are raising havoc with people’s yards, gardens, ect.,” According to Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green. “Only two deer were harvested last year and both by the same hunter.”
So they are going to revisit the ordinance.
“We are going to try and take a different approach to get more hunters actively involved,” stated Green. “I am going to present a couple of ideas to the committee to see if the council would be willing to put a little bit of funding towards the effort.”
In addition to this topic, the committee is also expected to discuss trucking parking. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers.