SONOMA -- Bow hunters are being asked to take aim to help control the deer population in a 5,000-acre wildlife preserve near Lake Sonoma in Northern California.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/15prxPb ) the Army Corps of Engineers and the nonprofit Friends of Lake Sonoma have launched a program that allows a handful of hunters to target deer in the forests on the northeastern side of the lake.

Hunters are restricted to bows, and they have to be escorted in and out.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says hunters can take a total of six bucks from the preserve this season.

A $500 fee is charged for the privilege of hunting in the rugged land.

The fee will be donated to the Friends of Lake Sonoma.

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Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com



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