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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) _ Bow-hunters will soon be able to hunt deer on a city-owned lake southwest of Carbondale.

According to The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale, the City Council voted Tuesday to begin allowing bow-hunting around Cedar Lake. It will start with the archery season that begins Oct. 1.

John Wallace is the lake’s supervisor. He said four areas will eventually be open for hunting. The first includes about 460 acres. Areas such as the public beach will be off limits.

Councilwoman Jane Adams noted that areas where hunting will be allowed will need to be clearly marked with signs.

Rich Whitton of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources told council members at a meeting in June that the area around the lake has a heavy deer population.
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Information from: Southern Illinoisan, http://www.southernillinoisan.com