HIGHLAND, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A Highland City Council decision to allow bow hunting in city limits is stirring talk among the locals.
"Knee jerk reaction is not so good. You know children running around a bow and arrows. It's not anything I'd vote for I guess," said Melanie Cummins of Alpine.
"I think that's great. I think that might be a great time for a kid to get his first buck if that's what they're allowing," said Aaron Vanderpuy of Pleasant Grove.
City leaders say deer are invading their community. They pose a threat to drivers and are a nuisance for gardens and yards.
Hunters would be required to pick up a coupon from the City. It would ensure the hunters are experienced, only a limited number of deer are harvested from the City and that hunters have authority to hunt on City land.
The Department of Natural Resources must approve bow hunting Highland City limits before it become legal.
The City would not allow rifle hunting in the City.