Cape Girardeau deer hunting ordinance suspended

Monday, September 10, 2012 | 6:59 a.m. CDT; updated 9:26 a.m. CDT, Monday, September 10, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Cape Girardeau will have the first referendum in its history over whether to allow bowhunting for deer inside city limits this fall.

The Cape Girardeau City Council passed an ordinance in July allowing bowhunting for deer in the fall. But the ordinance was suspended after a referendum petition was certified Friday. The county clerk certified that the opponents of the hunt had collected 3,911 legal signatures, far more than the 2,446 needed to put the hunt on hold.

The Southeast Missourian reported that the city council has 30 days to repeal the ordinance or the issue will be put to a public vote in the future. The deadline to place the vote on the November ballot has passed, leaving April 2 as the next possible date.

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