DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — Oklahoma's deer-hunting season begins October 1 and continues through January 15.

The City of Durant is leasing about 225 acres of land on the south side of Lake Durant for the hunting season.

"Now it's not used for anything other than the hay lease, so it's an opportunity for us to get some extra revenue from the lake," explained Parks and Recreation director Ryan Brewer.

No firearms can be used around the lake, so only bow-hunting will be permitted in the city lease

"A lot of it's water, and some of it's across the road, and it's not utilized," said Durant Public Works director Phillip Hightower.

Members of the City Council did have some questions during Tuesday night's meeting, including how to ensure the safety of hunters and the land.

"You ever have trouble with them not bringing more people than we agreed to in the lease on the property?" asked Durant Mayor Martin Tucker.

"No, but we've had trouble with the neighbors going on there," replied Hightower.

The city received four bids for the hunting lease.

"The top bid for $5,800, and it'll be a one-year lease," Brewer said.

If the top bidder wants to renew, they will have to do so again next June.

The lease is specifically for bow-hunting white-tailed deer, so no traps will be allowed.