Green Bank, W.Va. (AP) -- The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has decided to reopen its grounds for a special deer hunt this October.
The observatory canceled last year's hunt because it believed the deer population on the grounds was under control.
This year, hunting will be permitted on Oct. 3, 9, 10, 15 and 16.
Hunters must apply for the right to hunt on the Pocahontas County observatory's property.
A drawing will be held on Aug. 3.
Hunters will only be allowed to use a bow, muzzleloader or shotgun with slugs during the hunts.
The maximum bag limit is two antlerless deer, but there will be special drawings that will allow hunters to kill a third deer.
The third deer can be of either sex.
The DNR said deer killed during this special hunt will not count toward annual bag limits.
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