Police to select 12 people to bow hunt in Fairfield
The city of Fairfield will be allowing a trial deer hunt on two weekends.
The first weekend that hunters will be allowed to hunt deer within city limits is Dec. 28-29, and the second weekend is Jan. 4-5.
Interested parties must first fill out an application for a deer hunting permit. These applications can be picked up at the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center.
A driver’s license and hunting license are necessary to fill out the trial hunt permit application. Applications must be returned to the police department no later than Dec. 16.
Once all applications are turned in, 12 hunters will be selected to take part in the trial hunt. Three areas within the city limits are open to hunting, and the police expect to have two hunters in each area. Six hunters will be chosen to hunt the first weekend, and another six hunters will be selected to hunt the second weekend.
Once selected, those hunters will be notified and will have until Dec. 23 to take their proficiency test and return that to the police department.
A mandatory meeting will be held Dec. 26 at the Jefferson County Law Center for all hunters selected. During this meeting, each hunter’s location will be provided, and the rules will be reviewed. This will provide the hunters the opportunity to place stands in their hunting area on Dec. 27.
For questions, contact Lt. Colin Smith at 472-4146.