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Wild turkey hunt idea doesn't fly in Newport

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A proposed wild turkey hunt in Newport has been shot down.

Acting on complaints about a growing turkey population, city staff proposed expanding the archery ordinance that allows a city deer hunt to include the birds. But a split City Council pierced the bow hunt plan on Thursday, Jan. 3.

"I don't see a need for us to have a turkey hunt in Newport," council member Steven Gallagher said.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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