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Urban deer hunting shot down, now what?

Concerns about the deer population linger. Concerns about the deer population linger.
City manager Scott Meyer says there's a lot happening right now. City manager Scott Meyer says there's a lot happening right now.
Deer aside, city leaders say it's time to move forward. Deer aside, city leaders say it's time to move forward.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Voters in Cape Girardeaushot down a city ordinance that would've allowed deer hunting in the citylimits. Is this the last we'll hear of this issue?

It could be the finalchapter in this heated controversy. However, concerns about the deer populationlinger.

Here's what Cape Girardeau's city manager had to say.

"It will be a time toreflect," said Scott Meyer, City Manager. "We still have a deerpopulation and what is the next step? Let it go, or take a proactive step?That's something they need to think about."

Deer aside, city leaderssay it's time to move forward.

City manager Scott Meyer saysthere's a lot happening right now.

Currently, the city'sworking on the budget which Meyer says looks pretty good, not red hot, butbetter than years past.

He says several projectsare underway like the construction of the new roundabout on Lexington which heexpects to move fairly quickly.

In addition, are severalother smaller projects coming soon.

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