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Town and Country Residents Receive Anti-Kill Postcard

As the Town and Country Board of Aldermen prepares to vote on a city deer management plan, residents mail and receive postcards against the use of lethal methods of deer control.

As the Town and Country Board of Aldermen prepares to vote on a city deer management plan, residents mail and receive postcards against the use of lethal methods of deer control.

The postcards are included in the PDF portion of this article. The cards state they were sent out by the Committee for Safe and Responsible Deer Management.

Aldermen could vote Monday on a plan that would be put in place immediately and affect deer management beginning the end of this year.

The current plan the city is considering uses sharpshooting as the only method of deer control for at least the next two years. Some residents have addressed the board and told aldermen they do not want lethal methods of deer control used. Alderman Al Gerber, who chairs the city's Conservation Commission, has also proposed a revised version of a deer management program that includes sterilization and sharpshooting as a method of deer control. 

At this point, unless the current proposal being considered by the city is amended, Gerber's plan is not officially being considered as a deer management plan by the city.

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Concerned neighbor on Clayton Road October 09, 2011 at 03:49 PM
I am strongly opposed to sharpshooters "managing" our deer. They are a very important part of Town and Country and do not need to be killed. Our Aldermen and women need to listen to us, we are why they have that job. Why don't these elected individuals realize sharpshooting is not a realistic manner of control for a multitude of reasons including human safety is beyond comprehension. I beg them to understand not only the impact to the deer, but the potential for harm to humans from bullets or arrows that may not always hit the intended target. No matter how sharp the sharpshooter is, the bullets and arrows may travel farther than planned.
Concerned neighbor on Clayton Road October 09, 2011 at 03:58 PM
Have any of our elected officials ever considered relocating some of our deer? The deer can be rounded up and moved to a more rural area suitable for hunting as the season begins. That will give the deer more chance of harvest without the very real human dangers of stray bullets or arrows in a heavily populated urban area.
Patricia Viamontes October 26, 2011 at 12:50 AM
I am sick of you la-de-da people complaining about these gracious beautiful creatures who are "not out to get you"! They get hungry too...just like humans. You invaded their land and now all you do is gripe and plan torturous ways to kill them. Bow and arrows do not kill immediately and the poor deer suffers greatly...leaving a bloodly trail. You should be made to watch this all of you high and mighty deer haters! If you sterilize the males, the best way to go, but no, the female deer are always the ones to get the blame. Duh! How about all of you people that put up fake deer with lights at Christmas time? That really gets to me. Worry about something else...get a life and leave God's creatures alone. Put more emphasis on sterilizing stray cats and dogs and finding them homes.

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