Philadelphia Archery Hunting Season Proposed

Philadelphia Archery Hunting Season Proposed

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Philly hunters, listen up: an archery hunting season is planned for a portion of the 993-acre John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia and Tinicum Township to manage whitetail populations. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service is behind the “only legal deer hunt on public land within city borders,” The Inquirer reports.

The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge has an exploding deer population that is wreaking havoc on native vegetation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with the PGC to open a 10-day archery-only hunting season in the refuge to maintain a healthier habitat balance. (Photo courtesy gettyimages.com)

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