From Athens News:

The gun deer season is in full force this week, and Athens city officials are hoping that it helps alleviate some problems connected to the overabundance of deer roaming backyards and gardens this fall.

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Smith from the [Ohio Department of Natural Resources] said Tuesday that he gave the city a variety of options for addressing the problem, from encouraging hunting to promoting fencing.

About whether the hunting season could have an impact, Smith said, “It could.”

“There is surely the potential for that but I think it comes down to how many deer are killed here in the county,” he said. “That could have a direct correlation to how many deer are in the city.”

You’ve got three days left in rifle season. Hurry on over . . .