Joshua Morrison/News After being read twice at City Council, an ordinance to allow deer hunting on 40 acres of private property was tabled indefinitely as nuisance permits are no longer issued by the state. Speaking at a committee meeting before the regular session are State Wildlife Officer Michael Budd, left, Granville Clerk of Council Mollie Prasher, center, and State Wildlife District 1 Wildlife Supervisor Gary Comer, right.


MOUNT VERNON — City Council killed an ordinance adding 40 acres off Vernon View Drive to area inside the city where bow hunting for deer is allowed with the issuance of nuisance permits, but only after a 30-minute committee meeting and confusion by council over what they were doing.

An ordinance on the books in Mount Vernon allows hunting outside of the normal hunting season if a permit is issued by the state because of damage done by the deer. However, the state no longer issues those permits in cities. Permits issued, mostly to farmers, are for direct evidence of deer damage to crops, orchards or landscapes.

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