Common Council green-lights archery hunting in city’s animal nuisance areas
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – The City of Tomahawk Common Council during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7 unanimously approved a resolution designating parts of the city as “animal nuisance areas,” allowing bow and arrow hunting for deer and bear in those areas.
The archery hunts within city limits have occurred in years past.
According to the resolution, “numerous complaints of deer and bear damage” within the city have been reported.
The council provided public notice, conducted a public hearing earlier in the meeting, and found “sufficient evidence to warrant the designation of a nuisance animal area.”
Rules and boundaries were formulated by council to “insure the safety of the public during a hunt.”
The archery hunting season in the city limits will begin on Saturday, Sept. 18 and end on Jan. 9, 2022, coinciding with the state’s regular bow hunting season.
All Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rules and regulations apply to the archery hunts within city limits.