"I'm not talking about it again until November and then I will consider whether to introduce it to council or not," he said. "The culling ordinance just went through and we need to concentrate on that. The paintball idea has become a distraction."***
Kos said multiple residents have said deer will stick around in yards even when people stand in their backyards and yell or bang on pots and pans."Kids, put the videogames down. Go outside and shoot some deer."
“How do you get them out without putting yourself into direct conflict with them?” Kos asked. “This was one of the alternatives offered, to allow residents to shoot at a deer’s feet to get them off the property.”
The city’s weapons and explosives chapter of the codified ordinances includes a section that prohibits anyone from using slingshots, bows and arrows and air rifles to “purposely or recklessly” shoot projectiles.
Paintball guns are not mentioned, Kos said, and he would like to see the ordinance, enacted in 1958, modernized to have paintball guns coincide with the new deer legislation.
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