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Urban Archery Deer Season opens Jan. 15th | Sports & Recreation

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Urban Archery Deer Season opens Jan. 15th

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) - The towns of Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Summerfield and Stokesdale in Guilford County have opted into the urban archery sseason for 2011.

The archery season runs from January 15 to February 19.  Bowhunting is now also allowed on Sunday, but must be on private property with the landowner's permission.

The North Carolina Bowhunters Association says the sport has been proven to be the safest, most economical and effective way to help control the overpopulation of deer in urban areas.  The Association also said there are roughly 19,000 deer/motor vehicle accidents reported in the state each year, with the majority occurring in or near metropolitan areas and along interstate corridors.

A total of 26 cities and towns across North Carolina have adopted the urban archery season and legalized bowhunting within city limits during the regular deer seasons.  Several other larger cities that have opted into the urbarn archery season include Concord, Kannapolis, Pittsboro, Randleman, Sanford and Wentworth.

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