are discovered or reported without a permit. We anticipate additional policepersonnel will be used as determined by the Chief of Police.
We live in an area that will have hunting; how will we deal withtrespassers?
Hunting will only be permitted on properties where the owner has grantedpermission to hunt. Hunting on unauthorized properties would be a violation of the ordinance, punishable as a fourth degree misdemeanor
Will there be hunting of other wildlife?
Only white-tailed deer hunting permits will be issued. Hunting of other animals isprohibited and a violation of current law, subject to prosecution.
What happens if the hunter misses? I am concerned about errant arrows.
All hunting must take place from tree stands elevated at least 10 feet. All shotswill be directed safely toward the ground.
What happens to deer that are wounded, but not killed? Will the animal behandled humanely?
A wounded deer not tracked by the hunter will be managed in the same manner as deer wounded by other means (such as vehicle accidents). All permit holderswill be required to contact the police department should they lose the trail of awounded deer. Police will humanely and quickly dispatch the deer.
How will hunters dispose of the deer and entrails?
The hunter shall immediately remove carcass and entrails from the owner’sproperty unless the property owner agrees to burial on the property. No entrailswill be left out in the open and in plain view.
Will there be hunters in my back yard?
All hunters will need to receive permission from any homeowner before huntingtheir property.
How will I know if my neighbor is hunting?
Adjacent property owners will be notified by the City of Mentor in areas wherehunting will take place.
Will there be a limit to the number of deer taken?