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Durham City Council revised two city-wide laws at Monday night's meeting. The first concerns allowing bow hunting of deer within the city limits, citing concerns over Lyme disease, crop damage, and automobile-deer accidents as reasons for the change. The council also clarified language about panhandling ordinances within the city though the practice remains illegal.
The Farmers and Communities Manage Deer program encourages licensed hunters to harvest white-tailed deer and donate them to drop-off sites and participating facilities. The processed meat is then used to feed impoverished people in need. The program, its success feeding the poor in Eastern North Carolina, and its impact on the deer population are detailed.