Uncategorized Application Period is Open For City’s Deer Hunt Applications are being accepted for a deer hunt in Charleston. The city’s urban deer hunt season will be open from Sept. 5 through Dec. 31, and from Jan. 11 through Jan. 31. The hunt is aimed at controlling the deer population here. A statement from the city said applications cost $10 per hunter and documentation is required. Bow and cross bow hunting will be allowed with proper permits. Landowners can ask the city manager to designate tracts of property of five or more contiguous acres where it will be lawful to hunt deer. Hunting applications are being accepted by mail only.