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Fargo votes to allow bow hunting for turkeys in the city

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The city of Fargo has approved an archery turkey season within city limits, Forum Communications reports.

Residents were annoyed by more than 100 of the birds fouling properties over the winter, so the City Commission has approved the hunting season to begin this fall, Forum reports. State officials had trapped 125 of the birds in response to complaints.

The hunt has rules, among them that archers are required to hunt from a stand at least 10 feet off the ground, and hunters must have written permission if they want to hunt on private property, Forum reports.

The city already allows limited deer hunting within city limits along the Red River corridor. The urban deer hunt is six years old, and this year was a record year with 29 deer killed, WDAY reported earlier this month.

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