Deer hunting approved in Branson city limits

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 8:01 a.m. CDT; updated 12:54 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2012

BRANSON — Some deer hunting will be allowed inside Branson city limits.

The Branson Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to approve bow hunting of deer inside the city, with several stipulations.

The amendment to city code requires bow hunters to have the required state licensing and safety training. They can hunt on land of at least 2 acres, at least 150 yards from a structure or property line, and only from a tree stand.

KY3-TV reported that the board also required hunters to notify owners of property adjacent to land where they intend to hunt.

City leaders say the increasing deer population is causing more traffic accidents and damaging landscaping.

The hunts will begin this year during the state's second bow-hunting season from Nov. 21 to Jan. 15.

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