Cape Girardeau council turns back effort to stop deer hunt within city limits
The Associated Press
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — The Cape Girardeau City Council has rejected a request that could have put a vote on deer hunts within city limits on the November ballot.
The council in July approved bow hunting of deer inside Cape Girardeau City limits.
Opponents sought an emergency ordinance that would have put the hunt on the Nov. 6 ballot, but the council rejected that proposal Monday.
The hunt’s opponents say they will continue working to collect 2,446 signatures needed to put the issue up for a vote. The Southeast Missourian reports (http://bit.ly/QH26Tv ) opponents said last week they have collected more than 1,500 signatures.
The hunt is scheduled to begin Sept. 15. Supporters say it is needed to cull a deer population that is causing traffic accidents and ruining landscaping inside the city.
Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com
Fergus Falls says yes to deer hunt
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — City leaders in Fergus Falls have approved a limited archery hunt to control deer in the city limits.
City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to allow the hunt on some city-owned land.
KBRF-AM reports that no more than 10 hunters will be granted licenses. They’ll have to pass a proficiency test and also be chosen by lottery.
The limited hunt follows a spate of car-deer accidents in the city in the past 18 months.
Information from: KBRF-AM, http://www.kbrf1250.com
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