Possible deer hunting in Council Bluffs continues to irk many residents. That's because city leaders are debating whether or not to allow bow hunting within city limits.

Similar to this neighborhood, many areas in Council Bluffs are over run by four legged creatures. Some say the ever growing deer population has caused over a half million dollars in car damage alone. Now many city leaders want to thin the herds by allowing bow hunting within city limits--an idea that makes some residents skittish.

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Should bow hunting be allowed in a city`s limits, if there is a deer over-population problem?
Possible deer hunting in Council Bluffs continues to irk many residents. That`s because city leaders are debating whether or not to allow bow hunting within city limits.

Similar to this neighborhood, many areas in Council Bluffs are over run by four legged creatures. Some say the ever growing deer population has caused over a half million dollars in car damage alone. Now many city leaders want to thin the herds by allowing bow hunting within city limits--an idea that makes some residents skittish.

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16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 11/29/05 - 11:30:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nah.
I say there be a holiday in which the following occurs: from midnight to midnight it's open season on other humans. This could help take the edge off the overpopulated human race. It'd be an official national holiday in which everybody had work off, so there'd be no reason not to participate. Imagine the possibilities for a moment.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 11/29/05 - 11:35:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd say that it should be allowed, but they have to do it with swords.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 1/1/06 - 4:39:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I'd be afraid of being hit by an arrow.
16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/9/06 - 9:51:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'll just say this: the rules should remain the way they are in Council Bluffs. First off, there is no such thing as a "deer overpopulation problem." Deer can reproduce as much as they want. Humans shouldn't complain, because none of this land is really ours, anyway. No one in that town will probably complain of a "human overpopulation problem." The whole idea is ludicrous and people should just live with it. We share this earth with the rest of nature; it's not for humans exclusively.

However, I think hunting should be allowed over there. Though this is not just the land of the humans, nature is set up to be a "survival of the fittest."

16 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/9/06 - 11:02:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Survival of the fittest doesn't include guns I'm sure - or a bow and arrow, whatever the case may be. That is talking about natural things weeding out populations, not man-made.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/4/06 - 6:20:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
only if we can hunt humans too, since we have the worst overpopulation problen of them all, with the inclusion of causing the most damage to our ecosystem.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/8/06 - 12:40:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/9/2006 9:51:17 AM orangeguy13 wrote:
First off, there is no such thing as a "deer overpopulation problem."

If you lived where I live, you'd change your tune. They're EVERYWHERE. Deer hunting occurs very close to my home. It is dangerous to have it so close to a residential area, but I prefer that the deer know they will be hunted here. That means I won't have to hit so many of them when I'm driving at night.

Yes, it is true that the deer overpopulation problem was caused by humans, who are indeed overpopulating the earth. However, this does not mean that we can realistically allow the deer to reproduce rampantly. The only way to allow deer and humans to peacefully coexist in areas that are overpopulated is though hunting. While it may seem barbaric to some, hunting is actually a more humane alternative than allowing the deer to consume the limited natural reasources of the area until nothing remains for them.

16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/8/06 - 12:51:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
Bow and arrors are brutal. I don't think they should be allowed anywhere.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/8/06 - 1:14:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/9/2006 11:02:44 AM KikiPeepers wrote:
Survival of the fittest doesn't include guns I'm sure - or a bow and arrow, whatever the case may be. That is talking about natural things weeding out populations, not man-made.

Right, because the use of tools was not a subject of natural selection...

16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/8/06 - 2:40:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
If there was a problem with overpopulation of deer and they came into towns, there would be better solutions than people running around with bows and arrows. People could use their dogs to run them off.
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/8/06 - 3:11:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Given our VP's recient hunting accident - Do we REALLY want a bunch of people who may or may not be skilled with the bow running around shooting deer - and probably people?
16 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 3/8/06 - 3:23:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/8/2006 2:40:03 AM LaVita_Bella wrote:
If there was a problem with overpopulation of deer and they came into towns, there would be better solutions than people running around with bows and arrows. People could use their dogs to run them off.

They could, but that wouldn't solve the problem of overpopulation.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/3/06 - 11:16:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
That sounds too dangerous for me. I'm picturing a hunter running down the sidewalk with his gun, shooting at a deer that just jumped into somebody's back yard. I'm sure it wouldn't *actually* happen that way, but that's the image that ran through my head.
16 yrs ago - Wednesday 5/10/06 - 12:42:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
The deer overpopulation problem is real and it is not caused so much by human overpopulation, but by human eradication of deer's natural predators. Deer populations in such areas should be thinned, but bow hunting is not very humane (it basically relys on the deer bleeding to death). Rifles and slugs can be much more accurate and effective and should be employed by liscenced hunters. And for all you animal rights activists - think about the alternative. Currently deer are starving to death, which is very, very painful. I know I'd rather be shot than go out like that.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/4/06 - 1:59:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
All hunting should be banned if it's just for recreation.
15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 10/24/06 - 9:43:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
in city limits? you mean like in the middle of the city? poor little kids have to watch an animal die!
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 10/31/06 - 6:38:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
As long as they don't shoot anyone in the face.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/10/06 - 8:45:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. But only archery. Most likely you wouldnt get hit with an arrow since archery is more close range. Rifle on the other hand can be shot from farther back and still damage the deer. Plus i wouldnt have to travel so far during hunting season if they allowed it in city limits.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/20/06 - 10:31:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
No.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/20/06 - 2:58:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
mmmmmmm yes .... venison is even more delicious than duck ... my mouth waters every time i walk through the nature reserve
15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 1/5/07 - 12:10:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/9/2006 11:02:44 AM KikiPeepers wrote:
Survival of the fittest doesn't include guns I'm sure - or a bow and arrow, whatever the case may be.

How so? Are you one of those "We are not more evolved then lions because we can't kill one with out bare-hands!" kind of people, kiki?




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