Deers. They're graceful animals admired for their beauty. But in and around Peachtree Corners without any real predators, their numbers have grown out of proportion.
To help control the overpopulation, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR) encourages the harvesting of anterless deer during the regular hunting season.
But in suburban areas including Peachtree Corners, where hunting with a rifle is illegal, bow hunters can be the most cost effective for deer management in suburban areas.
Controlling the population of deer has a two-fold benefit; deer-related damage to ornamentals and property and deer-vehicle collisions with cars can be reduced, and the meat can help feed many who count on organizations such as the Norcross Co-op to provide food for their families.
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It was that second benefit that interested Carson Saville, 25, an avid bowman who grew up in Peachtree Corners. His family, he explained, has always had an interest in philanthropic work.
Saville has taken his passion for the sport and is using it to help provide food to those organizations who can use the meat to feed many.
"We're not just out to hunt for fun," said Saville, who also works in his family's Peachtree Corners business, Saville Public Entity. Saville learned of Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, an outreach ministry that uses a renewable resource, in this case deer, to feed the hungry.
This article originally posted on Peachtree Corners Patch.