October 2, 2010
A hunt is under way to clear the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and False Cape State Park of white-tailed deer and feral hogs.
About 100 hunters picked by a lottery began their quest for the
deer and long-haired pigs just after midnight Saturday, according
to The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk.
The annual hunt will continue throughout the weekend. Hunters
will get another chance beginning Oct. 28.
Officials say the hunt is a chance to maintain a healthy deer
population and eliminate the pigs.
The hunt started in 1986, when 147 deer and 11 hog were
harvested. Last year, just nine deer and four hogs were killed.