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Deer will be killed, sterilized to reduce numbers

Friday, September 25, 2009 | 10:52 a.m. CDT

TOWN AND COUNTRY — The St. Louis suburb of Town and Country will start shooting and sterilizing deer in December to reduce the size of the animals' population.

At a meeting Thursday night, residents were told how sharp shooters will be used to reduce the numbers of deer and that veterinarians will also sterilize some of the animals to decrease population size.

KMOX radio reported that city officials said about one deer is killed each week in car crashes, causing a safety hazard.

Alderman John Hoffmann said he doesn't understand how preventing a doe from giving birth really solves the underlying safety problem. He said if a deer comes through a windshield in a car crash, it really doesn't matter if it's fertile or infertile.

 


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carla page September 25, 2009 | 1:35 p.m.

i,m sorry but you don,t shoot and kill animals.god did not put animals here on this earth to shoot and kill.
people who think it,s fun to shoot and kill animals just for the pure sport of it has something wrong with them.i happen to love animals.i don,t believe young children should be taught to use guns either.guns don,t belong in the hands of young children.why don,.t you take the deer out to open country like yellowstone,where they can be appreciated and protected.it is illegal to shoot and kill animals inside of city limits anyway,duh!!!!!!
anyone who does so is committing a felony!!!!!!

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SYBIL SCHLATER September 25, 2009 | 1:48 p.m.

Alderman John Hoffmann, the deer were in Town and Country long before you were. Drive a little more carefully and you won't have a deer in your windshield!

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Chris Hill September 25, 2009 | 4:29 p.m.

Huh? And your solution to the lack of deer predation is?

I can agree with one thing: why kill something for sport? Kill it for food!

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Allan Sharrock September 25, 2009 | 5:25 p.m.

STL needs to follow CoMo lead and allow bow hunting within the city limits. Carla, I hate to burst your bubble but bow hunting is allowed with the city limits. I am not even sure the discharge of a firearm within the city limits is a felony, I think it is a misdemeanor.

There are no natural predators for deer in MO. If left alone they will breed prolifically, spread diseases and cause more accidents. Not to mention the damage they would inflict upon crops. Some people may not like people hunting animals. Without certain predators they would die from starvation or disease. Neither is a good option.

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Charles Dudley Jr September 25, 2009 | 8:38 p.m.

MMMmmm venison. :)

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Daniel Jordan Jordan September 25, 2009 | 11:43 p.m.

carla page said a lot of wacky things.

Like, "god did not put animals here on this earth to shoot and kill."
Animals kill each other all the time.

"why don,.t you take the deer out to open country like yellowstone,where they can be appreciated and protected."
Nowhere in this nation is there a shortage of deer.

"it is illegal to shoot and kill animals inside of city limits anyway,
anyone who does so is committing a felony!!!!!!"
You're going to have to cite law on that one. Bow-hunting season "duh!!!!!!"

And finally, a shout-out to Charles Dudley Jr.:
Don't forget summer sausage! Yum!

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Charles Dudley Jr September 26, 2009 | 4:33 a.m.

Daniel Jordan Jordan yes and Venison Jerky! Yummmiiee!!! :)

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Daniel Jordan Jordan September 27, 2009 | 12:13 a.m.

Mmmm!
Tasty yummy Bambi treats!
If it's good enough for wolves, why not for us 2-leggers?

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Charles Dudley Jr September 27, 2009 | 4:32 a.m.

Daniel Jordan Jordan well it looks like Godzilla approves too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPFxBzlFe...

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Daniel Jordan September 27, 2009 | 8:26 p.m.

And that's the biggest endorsement anyone could ask for!

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