Town and Country Explores Bowhunting for Deer Management June 2, 2011 Missouri

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Town and Country Explores Bowhunting for Deer Management June 2, 2011 Missouri Urban Patch.com

On May 23, resident Traci Cardenas addressed the Town and Country Board of Aldermen with three pictures of deer with arrows piercing through their bodies. She is opposed to the possibility of these images becoming a reality for Town and Country, ...I have many friends who bowhunt, and they have all said to me, 'You just don't do this in a city,'" resident Barbara Ann Hughes told the aldermen...From January to April of this year, there were a total of eight verified and 10 suspected deer/vehicle accidents, a Town and Country police report states. Allowing residents to hunt within city limits could help the city's deer management methods, said Erin Shank, wildlife biologist at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). "It's certainly complementary, and it is effective in certain circumstances," said Shank, who works as the liaison between the MDC and municipalities, helping them with deer-management initiatives. "We certainly encourage it as the most economical means of trying to maintain the deer population at a more desirable level."

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