- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Politics to profits: Brothers launch new investing concept on Wall Street (10/19/17)1
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- Food Giant in Chaffee is robbed (10/17/17)
- Owner of dinosaur relics demands new board of directors, business plan at Bollinger County Museum (10/17/17)
- Cape's casino flourishing as it celebrates fifth year (10/22/17)3
Support of urban bowhunting
I am a conservationist, and I have been following the planned urban hunt that was proposed for Cape Girardeau. I think the city council had really taken the most cost-effective and safest plan to help with reducing the growing population of deer within the city limits.
I have attended meetings at the local, state and national levels where urban deer populations have been the topic of discussion and effective ways to help control the growing numbers. Archery is one of the more cost-effective and safer ways to do this. The council had done a lot of research and had a good plan proposed that would have had little to no cost to taxpayers.
I do not live in the city and probably would not have a place to hunt there, but I am a volunteer hunter education instructor and would be involved in the training. The idea that there would be hunters lurking and shooting arrows all over the city is ridiculous. Archery has a better safety record than any of the sports now being played within the city parks and the Safety Council has numbers to prove this.
Emotions run high on this topic, but the citizens deserve to hear the truth and facts. I hope the voting citizens can see that those wanting to help with this growing problem are providing you a service that is safe and cost-effective and has a record to prove it.
TOM DICKERSON, Jackson