NEWS NEARBY: Deer Control Collaboration Could Allow Bow Hunting in Ballwin, Ellisville
The two cities are making steps on an ordinance that would allow bow hunting for deer on private property.
The City of Town and Country and Manchester have had issues of their own, with Town and Country even putting a deer management plan in place.
Now, the cities of Ballwin and Ellisville are working together on a new ordinance as an effort to mitigate deer control and allow bow hunting for deer on private property.
In Ellisville's draft of the legislation, the ordinance would permit licensed bow hunters to hunt during deer season after notifying the police department and with permission of the property owner. The private property must be three acres or larger.
Ellisville City Manager Kevin Bookout said the biggest difference between Ellisville's ordinance and Ballwin's would be the minimum property size: Ellisville with a minimum of three acres and Ballwin only one.
The idea for the ordinance began to take shape in January, as noted in previous Patch reports. Deer season started Sept. 15 and runs through Jan. 15. Two Missouri Department of Conservation-managed deer hunts are already scheduled in Ellisville for Nov. 6-8 and Dec. 4-6, each with five lottery-chosen hunters.