Clarkson Valley, Chesterfield say bowhunting has thinned deer population June 28. 2011 Missouri

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Clarkson Valley, Chesterfield say bowhunting has thinned deer population June 28. 2011 Missouri
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... Clarkson Valley and Chesterfield have adopted ordinances in recent years allowing bowhunting in residential areas during deer archery season...In 2007, Wentzville rejected a proposal to allow bowhunting. Critics said to leave the deer alone since they helped attract people to the city's countrylike setting...It's a sentiment shared by some residents of Town and Country who say the deer are integral to the city's identity. Their city leaders, though, wanted to reduce a growing number of deer-car accidents and damage to landscaping...In 2004, when Clarkson Valley conducted its last helicopter survey, it counted nearly 87 deer per square mile - about four times the number of deer that the Department of Conservation recommends...


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