Killing Deer Not Easy in Solon


Solon is having a hell of a time deciding how best to kill its extra deer. A previous sharpshooting project rid the city of about 600 Bambi-types in the first year but didn’t have the desired result. Vehicle-deer collisions went up from 45 to 64.

Citing budget problems, city council decided to phase out the sharpshooting program and instead thought they would try out a little crossbow hunting. Themselves.

According to Sun News, several city officials were eager to become one of the six to 10 “experienced crossbow hunters” needed for the small-scale deer-harvesting event, which would not be open to hunters from the general public.

This idea didn’t go over well at all with the Solon citizenry.

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