Deer Season Begins in Charleston

By: Will Jones
By: Will Jones

Grab your bow and arrow because deer season has officially started in the city of Charleston. It's the second year deer season has been in place in the city limits.

More and more deer are making their homes inside the backyards of Charleston residents. That's why for the second year in a row, Charleston city government has authorized a deer season, and this year the season is longer. It starts at the beginning of October and runs until the end of the year. The season was not put in place for sport.

There are only seven areas around the city where you can hunt deer. But before you start, you have to receive a permit from the city. And you can't hunt with your shotgun in Charleston. You can only use a bow and arrow.

The deer don't have to worry about any arrows if they're not in one of the city's seven designated areas. Under the current ordinance, you can only shoot deer in those areas.

Charleston isn't the only town to take on the issue. St. Albans considered a deer hunt, but voted it down last year because it would happen too close to homes. However, Barboursville has allowed hunting in the community park for the last couple of years!

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