City of Tomahawk’s nuisance deer, bear hunt to coincide with Wisconsin’s archery season
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – A nuisance deer and bear archery hunt will once again be held in the City of Tomahawk.
The city’s Nuisance Animal Committee gave the green light to the hunt during its meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and final approval came from the Common Council on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Similar to years past, the hunt will take place in designated, largely rural areas within city limits during the state’s bow hunting season, which runs from Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023 through Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024.
The resolution, which is mostly identical to the one the council has approved in previous years, said the city has received “numerous complaints of deer and bear damage.”
Prior to the vote, the council held a public hearing on the hunt, during which no members of the public spoke.
Those participating in the hunt must first register with the city, and all Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rules and regulations apply.