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The City of New Richmond created the above color-coded map to help illustrate where bowhunting may take place in city limits without property owners getting permission from neighbors. The colors show areas in the city limits that have weapons restrictions, areas within 100 yards of a building, and unrestricted areas. (City of New Richmond image)

City Council considers bowhunting restrictions

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The New Richmond City Council again took up the issue of bowhunting within city limits at a special work session meeting on Monday, April 28.


A new law, Wisconsin Act 71, went into effect statewide on Dec. 14, and it prohibits municipalities from banning hunting with a bow and arrow or crossbow within the community.

The city first discussed the issue in February during a public hearing about the issue of feeding deer within the city limits.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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