Urban Bowhunting Helps
Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:42 AM
3/23/2009 According to bowhunters in Iowa, their efforts have cut down on the number of deer-vehicle crashes in Cedar Rapids.
The Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported a decline in deer-related car accidents has swept Linn County, where an urban bowhunt has been held in Cedar Rapids for the last three years. In 2004, there were 453 deer-vehicle crashes, but in 2008 the departments counted only 250 deer-vehicle crashes.
Bowhunters Aric Sloterdyk and Steve Havlik count themselves and fellow bowhunters as responsible for the drop in deer-related car crashes.
"In my opinion, bowhunters have made an impact in the last three years," Sloterdyk, a DNR conservation officer, told the Cedar Rapids newspaper, The Gazette. "The number (of deer-vehicle crashes in the city) has reduced every year since the hunt started."
The city has held the annual urban bowhunt from Sept. 13 to Jan. 25. for the past three years. It is expected to continue this fall.
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That's what it takes is backing of the mayor and the police to organize it. It does have to go to a vote that I'm aware of and it just has to abide by the hunting regs in your area.
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