- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)10
- Area groups working together to reintroduce elk in Missouri (7/18/16)1
- Woman sleeping in car accused of attacking Cape officer (7/26/16)13
- Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified (7/24/16)15
- Former Scott City mayor refutes claims made about loss of curbside recycling pickup (7/26/16)
- Hastings in Cape closing (7/22/16)5
- Governor signs Rep. Swan bill that equalizes child-custody criteria (7/6/16)5
- Suspect in downtown Cape shooting ID'd in court (7/20/16)2
- City may spend extra park tax money on Cape Splash, skate park, other projects (7/25/16)10
- Jackson's former police dog euthanized Monday (7/21/16)2
Urban hunting is too broad
In regard to urban deer hunting, I don't feel that we have enough information. Just because someone says we have a problem doesn't make it so. The instigators of this issue don't want to count the deer or do any kind of survey, they just want us to take their word for it.
I do believe that certain residents are having problems with deer. I've noticed that on my property. I usually see the same deer over and over, and I have a feeling that this is almost always the case citywide.
Why can't we issue permits on an individual basis to remove certain deer that are regularly destroying property? What is being proposed is what I would call "painting with too broad a brush stroke." Cape Girardeau is not that big, folks; being selective is doable and should be considered first. For the record, I'm not in favor of urban deer hunting, but understand that some residents may indeed have a legitimate complaint.
FRANK LaFENTRES, Cape Girardeau