Breaking News

Two charged with kidnapping JC child April 18, 2014

Cape Girardeau council rejects November deer vote

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — The Cape Girardeau City Council has rejected a request that could have put a vote on deer hunts within city limits on the November ballot.

The council in July approved bow hunting of deer inside Cape Girardeau City limits.

Opponents sought an emergency ordinance that would have put the hunt on the Nov. 6 ballot, but the council rejected that proposal Monday.

The hunt’s opponents say they will continue working to collect 2,446 signatures needed to put the issue up for a vote. The Southeast Missourian reports (http://bit.ly/QH26Tv ) opponents said last week they have collected more than 1,500 signatures.

The hunt is scheduled to begin Sept. 15. Supporters say it is needed to cull a deer population that is causing traffic accidents and ruining landscaping inside the city.

———

Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

News Tribune - comments