Wild turkey hunt idea doesn't fly in Newport
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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