The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved 4-3 an ordinance authorizing an urban deer hunt for bow hunters.
Second and final readings will be required before the proposal takes effect.
The special hunt for bow hunters was proposed by the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority.
The proposed ordinance states that no hunting will be allowed within 50 yards of residences, houses, public trails, golf courses, parks, utility installations or paved roads and hunters can hunt only from stands elevated at least 10 feet off the ground.
Once passed folks wanting to hunt will have to take a training class.