SONOMA (CBS/AP) — 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 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.

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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.

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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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