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(A) No person shall pursue, stalk, hunt, lie in wait for, shoot at or kill any deer with a bow and arrow, except as permitted by this chapter.
(B) Hunters shall comply with all requirements established by the IDNR and by the municipal code, including, but not limited to this chapter.
(C) Hunters shall complete and file a permission form prior to hunting.
(D) Hunting shall be prohibited on all city-owned property unless expressly approved by the City Council after review and recommendation by the governing City Board or Commission.
(E) The minimum age for participation in the special bow hunt shall be 18 years old on the day of the hunt.
(F) Each hunter shall carry all of the following on his or her person at all times while hunting:
(1) An IDNR license for the special bow hunt to hunt within the boundaries designated by the city;
(2) A permission form for the current year; and
(3) A map verifying that the property being hunted is located within the hunt area that has been designated by the City Council.
(G) A hunter shall not leave a usable portion of the deer in the field. In the case of private property, viscera and other offal shall be disposed of in a manner that is acceptable to the property owner and in a location that is not visible from adjoining public or private property.
(H) A hunter shall not dispose any animal part on any public property, including roadside ditches.
(I) If a mortally wounded deer travels off the property being hunted onto other property, the hunter shall attempt to notify the other property owner, or in the case of city property, the City Police Department, before entering the other property to recover the mortally wounded deer.
(J) Hunters are strongly encouraged to utilize a safety harness conforming to current Treestand Manufacturers Association (TMA) or American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, in the manner and method proscribed by the manufacturer, at all times while occupying an elevated stand.
(Ord. 2009-17, passed 8-25-2009) Penalty, see § 94.99