Town & Country residents oppose simply shooting deer September 13, 2011 Missouri

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Town & Country residents oppose simply shooting deer September 13, 2011 Missouri, STLtoday.com
.... The current deer population is about 660, or 66 per square mile....The short-term goal is to reduce that number to about ... 30 per square mile...."Thirty (per square mile) is overkill," [Alderman] Gerber said. "If you sterilize a doe early in her first year, you spend $1,100 per deer and then no money after that. Over a long period, sterilization costs less, because no more fawns are produced that then have to be killed." ... "After that, only 15 would have to be sterilized each year.... Town & Country would be completely out of the killing business."


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