With very few complaints and several deer removed from the city limits, Cherokee Village officials report the deer hunt is going well.
The citizens of Cherokee Village voted to have a deer hunt inside city limits this year to help thin out the deer population. The hunt began Sept. 15 and will continue until the end of October.
Judy Bickle, an employee at Cherokee Village City Hall, said she has only had two complaints so far. Both complaints were of deer being left; one on the side of the road and one by a resident's house.
The hunters who signed up for the Cherokee Village hunt had to attend a safety course and complete a proficiency test before they could participate.
Cherokee Village Chief of Police Scott Goodwin said, 163 permits were granted for the special hunt. As of Sept. 29, the number of deer eliminated from the city limits is 107.
The property owners in Cherokee Village had an opportunity to sign up to allow registered hunters to use their land. "We only had 13 property owners sign up, which was less than we had hoped for," Goodwin said.