The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission is considering a proposal to allow white-tailed deer bowhunting in four heavily urban counties.
David Sierra with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said there’s a reason why the proposal is being considered:
“The people there in Collin and those counties wanted a bow hunt season. They did not want a rifle season. They wanted a bow season,” explained Sierra. “And there’s no biologically justifiable reason not to let them hunt deer in those areas, because there are huntable populations in that fragments habitat.”
Proponents say the move would help control the deer population in suburban areas — which seem to be getting less and less rural.
“Might as well hunt them now,” said Sierra, “because as the metroplex keeps on moving whatever habitat is left will eventually be swallowed up by urban development.”