AVON LAKE, OH (WOIO) - The mayor of Avon Lake held a news conference Tuesday concerning new deer legislation.
According to the ordinance, if a resident's property is damaged by deer they can call the city and apply for what's called a Deer Damage Control Permit. The permit allows them to shoot one deer with a bow and tag it -- just like during hunting season. But for every deer you plan to shoot, you must apply for a separate permit.
Officials believe that this ordinance will offer another general method for not only Avon Lake, but other Ohio communities of similar geography and population density to deal with the deer population growth.
The law, which goes into effect 30 days after the mayor signs it, is the first of its kind in the state.
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