Town and Country Deer Management Report Revealed July 6, 2011 Missouri

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Town and Country Deer Management Report Revealed July 6, 2011 Missouri Silobreaker

For six months, Town and Country Police Captain Gary Hoelzer has worked on the report...Hoelzer said that according to wildlife conservationists, the ideal number of deer is 10 to 20 per square mile [this number vary widely]...there is an estimated 60 to 66 deer per square mile in Town and Country....there are 350 to 500 deer-vehicle collisions annually in St. Louis County....Hoelzer said sterilization would work well as a complementary method, but alone it would not reach the desired goals.,,,"It makes no sense to try to even consider a drug like GonaCon at this point," Hoelzer said.Resident Mariette Palmer, who attended the meeting, told Town and Country and Manchester Patchshe too was not pleased with the outcome of the report. Palmer, who has been an outspoken advocate for non-lethal deer control methods, said the majority of the people in Town and Country support non-lethal methods...



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