Bow hunters will help cull deer herd at Ohio base

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio Air Force Base is again opening part of its property to bow hunters to help cull the deer herd.

The Dayton Daily News reports that bow hunters will be able to take aim on a section of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base next month. A random lottery will pick 65 hunters to participate.

Darryn Warner, the natural resources program manager at the base, said it's the second year for an archery hunt at Wright-Patterson. Last year, hunters killed nine deer on the base.

Warner said there are so many deer on the base that they get into areas where they are not supposed to be. Recently a security patrol vehicle collided with one of the animals.

The hunt will take place from Nov. 4 through Feb. 3.

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