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Alexandria seeks input on possible deer hunt in city limits

A meeting will take place Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m.

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A possible archery deer hunt in the city limits of Alexandria is being looked into again this year. A meeting will take place Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. at City Hall. Alexandria Echo Press file photo

ALEXANDRIA — The City of Alexandria is reaching out to the public who might be interested in an open discussion regarding a City Deer Hunt.

Those interested in this discussion should come to City Hall, 704 Broadway on Tuesday, Feb.1 at 3 p.m. (Note the venue change from when the meeting was first announced.)

“We are aware of citizens’ stories that the deer herd has caused damage to bushes, trees, and plants, and other personal items," said Alexandria Police Chief Scott Kent in a news release issued Monday afternoon. "We have also heard from members of the community that have reservations about hunting in neighborhoods. We want to bring our community together to find the safest solution for all. We would like to hear input from the City of Alexandria residents.”

The Alexandria City Council looked into the idea of a hunt last year but ultimately decided not to pursue it until safety issues were addressed.

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