"America's Pest Problem: It's Time to Cull the Herd"

"After nearly wiping out many wildlife species 50 years ago, Americans are once again living close--sometimes uncomfortably so--to all kinds of feral creatures. Why wildlife in the U.S. needs stronger management."

"Faced with an outbreak of lyme disease and rising deer-related car accidents, the city council of Durham, N.C., authorized bow hunting inside city limits in November. Authorities in San Jose, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, voted to allow hunting wild pigs within that city in October. Rock Island, Ill., one of the five Quad Cities on the Mississippi River, recently approved bow hunting in town, provided that it occurs in green spaces — golf courses, parks, cemeteries — or on private land."

David Von Drehle reports for TIME December 9, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Central Florida's Suburban Sprawl Bumps Into Resurgent Bears" (Reuters)

"Outdoors Notebook: Urban Wildlife Management Receives National Attention" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

"Adaptable Urban Wildlife, Well Almost" (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Source: TIME, 12/10/2013