Elizabeth Town Board votes unanimously to move forward with deer hunt plan

ELIZABETH, Colo. - The Town Board in Elizabeth voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with plans for a deer hunt.

More than 200 deer have taken up residence in the small Elbert County town.

After months of research, and growing concerns of deer spreading disease, causing traffic accidents and being a general nuisance, town administrators recommended the implementation of an urban bow hunt.

"It's the most practical plan in terms of cost," said town administrator Dick Eason. "It's also the most acceptable to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPAW)."

The plan is to allow bow hunting on three open space properties owned by the town, likely during the day when most residents are sleeping.

(Please note: The town has corrected previous information that indicated the hunt would be at night. That report was incorrect. They say this hunt will comply with state law.)

CPAW said all the meat from those deer killed will be donated, and only licensed and trained hunters will be allowed to participate.

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