Last month Montgomery County Councilman George Leventhal was hospitalized after his car hit a deer on the Capital Beltway.
On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to loosen hunting firearm restrictions on deer.
“I honestly believe that I would vote in favor of this bill even had not this great misfortune occurred to me,” said Leventhal.
Should the bill become law, hunters on private property 50 acres or larger could shoot deer without obtaining permission from the state’s Department of Natural Resources and the chief of police, as currently required. Farmers, currently suffering substantial crop damage from deer, would benefit, as would their dinner tables.
Image by Mike Licht, omnivore.