The deer population in Manitowoc causes damage and problems for property owners and vehicle drivers alike. In an effort to reduce deer numbers, the city has allowed bow hunting since 2007. Hunters have tagged 247 bucks and does within the City of Manitowoc in that time. Police Lieutenant Mark Schroeder also said there were 58 vehicle vs. deer crashes reported in the city last year, with the highest total tallied in 2014, at 59.

Lieutenant Schroeder says two meetings to discuss bow hunting have been scheduled for Wednesday, August 9th. One will start at Noon and the second will begin at 6:30 PM. He session is scheduled to last about an hour, and will be held in the lower level meeting room at the Manitowoc Police Department.

Bow hunting and land owner applications can be obtained from the city’s website under the police department page, or at the front desk of the police station, between 7:30 and 4:30, Monday through Friday.