Irondequoit begins annual bow hunting program to manage deer population

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — Irondequoit is set to begin its annual bow hunting program to help manage the deer population and reduce deer-related accidents.

Tuesday marked opening day. With it comes rules which include only hunting on properties that agree to it.

Hunters must pass requirements regarding proximity to homes and roads. Only licensed hunters who have successfully completed the program are eligible.

Hunting only take places when school is in session. The program runs until December 16th but could end sooner if the town decides.