Tuesday, November 10, 2009

And You Thought Town & Country Had A Deer Problem

Posted By on Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 11:34 AM

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It seems like just yesterday that a ten-point buck sauntered into a Home Depot in Town & Country and began to wreak havoc.

You'll recall in that incident how a renegade Bambi tried to fight an ornamental deer statue, broke off an antler in the process, and then headed into the hardware store's lumber department where two police officers needed three rounds from a handgun and one from an M-15 assault rifle to bring the beast down.

And that was just one deer.

Officials estimate the herd in the lush St. Louis suburb hovers around 800 -- much to the chagrin of garden-tending residents.

Makes one wonder whether the controlled deer hunt in Town & Country (scheduled for later this fall) will be as fruitful as the recent one in Kansas City's Shawnee Mission Park.

In what sounds like an epic bloodbath, "volunteer sharpshooters" bagged 313 deer there last week.

Now officials are deciding whether archers should be brought in to thin the herd even more.

Via the Kansas City Star:
Volunteer sharpshooters killed 313 deer in Shawnee Mission Park last week, park officials reported Monday.

Randy Knight, a spokesman for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, said the first phase of the park's deer harvest has ended and the herd will be surveyed later this month to determine whether more deer should be killed.

If a second phase is needed, bow hunters would be brought in beginning Dec. 7.
Oh, deer.

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