Cape Girardeau considering urban deer hunt

Monday, October 17, 2011 | 8:53 a.m. CDT; updated 2:24 p.m. CDT, Monday, October 17, 2011

CAPE GIRARDEAU — The deer population is getting out of hand in Cape Girardeau, and the City Council is considering an urban deer hunt.

Nothing has been proposed yet, but councilman John Voss told the Southeast Missourian that he is looking into a controlled bow hunt to thin the herd that's increasingly becoming a nuisance for homeowners and a threat to motorists.

Urban deer hunting is allowed in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia and Jefferson City. During Missouri's urban deer season two weekends ago, 570 deer were killed.


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