It’s official.  Bow hunting of deer in Cape Girardeau has been suspended.  City Clerk Gayle Conrad has certified the Keep Cape Safe referendum petition.  There will be no bow hunting in Cape Girardeau this year.  This is the achievement of many dedicated citizens who collected more than 4,000 signatures to repeal the city council’s deer hunting ordinance.

Will there be deer hunting in Cape next year?  Our city council has 30 days to act.  They will vote (probably Oct. 1) to repeal the ordinance or put it on a ballot.  Surely they can see by now that most citizens do not want hunting in the city.  It would be amazingly irresponsible of them, really, to spend some $25,000 of taxpayers’ money on a ballot with a foregone conclusion.


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