Urban Deer Hunting Ordinance Advances
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Cape Girardeau is one step closer to allowing deer hunting within city limits.
The Cape Girardeau City Council on Monday approved a proposal to allow regulated bow hunting in the city but the controversy is unlikely to end soon. A final vote is scheduled July 2 but the Southeast Missourian reports the outcome is unlikely to change.
A group opposed to the deer hunt, Cape Friends of Wildlife, says it plans to work to put the issue to a citywide vote as early as November. They say residents would be in danger from the hunts, which would make the city a target for lawsuits. Supporters say the city needs to thin the deer herd to reduce
damage to landscapes and curb deer-related traffic accidents.