A previous deer culling ordinance was deemed ineffective because it was too restrictive. Now, Avon Lake hunters can hunt year round if they obtain the proper control permit. City Council member Dave Kos introduced several amendments to the ordinance intended to make it safer, including establishing minimum acreage requirements, requiring all hunting to be done from elevated stands, and banning hunting near schools and daycares. Only the amendment requiring hunting from an elevated stand passed, and that may be waived at the discretion of police visiting the hunting site. City officials believe the previous ordinance failed because it contained too many restrictions.