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Cape Girardeau approves deer hunting inside city

July 17, 2012 at 12:53 PM

The Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Deer hunting will be allowed inside Cape Girardeau city limits beginning this fall.

After months of controversy, the Cape Girardeau City Council gave final approval Monday to an ordinance that will allow bow-hunting of deer within city limits, starting this fall.

The Southeast Missouri reports (http://bit.ly/MfADV90 opponents of the deer hunt vowed to begin collecting signatures on petitions to rescind the deer hunt.

They contend the hunt is inhumane and the city could have found another way to reduce the deer population.

Supporters have said the urban deer hunt was needed to reduce a growing deer population that is causing traffic accidents and ruining property.

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Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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