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Cape Girardeau city leaders mull urban deer hunt

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The increasing deer population in Cape Girardeau has city officials taking another look at an urban deer hunt.

The high amount is why city council member John Voss wants to revisit the idea of a highly restricted program allowing bow hunting of does during the regular deer season.

"I've asked city staff to help coordinate with the Department of Conservation to identify where we might have specific problems in the community and how we would go about establishing a program to help remove some of these deer at a very responsible, very calculated and a predicted way," said John Voss, city council member.

"We probably need to thin it out a little bit," Vereline Johnson of Cape Girardeau.  "I think it does pose a little bit of a hazard sometimes because where I live they pass on both sides of my house.  There are just herds of deer that pass.  People going down Sprigg Street do not slow down or stop.  It is a little bit of a safety hazard for us." 

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