The city of Waupaca continues to try to reduce the number of deer roaming around the city. This week the Common Council approved a third managed bow hunt, to begin in mid-January. The purpose of the hunt is to try to reduce the amount of deer damage to plants and vegetation in the city, as well as reduce the number of car-deer crashes in and around town. Only large tracts of public and private land will be hunted, such as the airport, the area of the recycling center and cemetary, and the Waupaca County Club. Interested hunters who already have a DNR-issued bow license can sign up for a tag on the city’s website, but that doesn’t guarantee a tag. Priority will be given to landowners and local residents. Those that get a tag will be required to purchase a 10-dollar permit from the city, which is good for two years. Background checks will be done on all hunters. City administrator Aaron Jenson says initially 20 tags will be authorized by the DNR. The managed hunt will run from January 15th through March 31st.