Springfield officials are taking a closer look at allowing hunting inside city limits to control a rapidly growing deer population.
Sun, 01 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT — Springfield officials are taking a closer look at allowing hunting inside city limits to control a rapidly growing deer population.TheSpringfield News-Leader reports a committee of City Council members met last week to discuss creation of an urban hunting season that some endorsed but others weren't so sure about because of safety concerns.A wildlife biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation told members there had never been a serious bow-and-arrow hunting injury in Missouri since the department started keeping records.Councilman Mike Carroll says it's much more likely a person could get hurt in a car crash caused by deer than to be injured in an urban hunting accident.Springfield already allows managed deer hunts each season near Lake Springfield and Fellows Lake.
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