On Monday night, residents in Orono discussed the idea of allowing a limited bow and arrow hunt on Marsh Island, to help control the deer population.
The town council heard from Marc Caron, the regional biologist for the department of inland fisheries and wildlife. He’s in favor of extending the archery hunt to the island.
Councilors wanted to know if the hunt would be safe, and more importantly, if it would it make a difference, which Caron assured them that it would.
Other bowhunters also testified to the safety of the sport during the course of the meeting.
Orono town councilors agreed to the hunt, and now must take the issue before the department of inland fisheries and wildlife.