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Cape Girardeau City Council rejects request to put deer hunting on ballot

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Supporters say deer hunting is needed to cut back a deer population that is causing traffic crashes and ruining landscaping inside the city. Supporters say deer hunting is needed to cut back a deer population that is causing traffic crashes and ruining landscaping inside the city.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The Cape Girardeau City Council rejected a request that could have put a vote on deer hunts within city limits on the November ballot, according to Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger.

In July, the council approved bow hunting inside Cape Girardeau City limits.

Opponents tried to get an emergency ordinance that would have put the bow hunting on the Nov. 6 ballot, but the council rejected that proposal Monday night.

Those against hunting in city limits say they will continue working to collect 2,446 signatures needed to put the issue up for a vote.

The hunt is scheduled to begin Sept. 15.

Supporters say deer hunting is needed to cut back a deer population that is causing traffic crashes and ruining landscaping inside the city.

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