The Waupaca Deer Management Ad Hoc Committee made it official by recommending a managed bow hunt within the city to handle its urban deer population. The committee met Monday night and agreed to send the recommendation to the Waupaca Common Council, which will meet on Feb. 22.
Part of the ad hoc’s recommendation comes after seeing successful hunts in other areas, such as in Marathon County communities Wisconsin Rapids, and Port Edwards. The managed bow hunt plan will be the primary function of a new committee that is to be formed.
In total, seven recommendations will be presented to the Waupaca Common Council, including implementing a managed bow hunt program, the enforcement of prohibiting the feeding of deer in the city, educating the public about the impacts of having an unrestrained deer herd, and pursuing more information, regarding the five diseases that can be transmitted from deer to humans.
The ad hoc committee also recommended having a public information session to review the recommendations before the common council takes action. The Feb. 22 common council meeting is open to the public at 6 p.m.