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New Rules For Deerhunters In Creve Coeur This Year

Bow-hunting season starts September 15.

Saturday marks the first day of the first full season of deer hunting allowed in the City of Creve Coeur.

allowing bow hunting after consulting with state conservation officials and , who were primarily concerned with the concentration of deer on the city's west side.

New in 2012, are issuing a photo ID card. The ID card only means that the hunter has a valid city permit to hunt and does not indicate that the hunter has undergone a criminal background check.

Also new this year is the kind of notification being made to neighboring property owners and residents. A fluorescent sign will have to be posted on the property being hunted. Police Chief Glenn Eidman said hunters in 2011 used a variety of ways to explain their presence, everything from posting American flags to sending emails. He told the Police & Safety Committee earlier this month that expanding email notification would likely be used as well this season.

During the abbreviated 2011 hunting season in Creve Coeur, a total of 18 deer were harvested.

At Monday night's city council meeting, a pair of residents asked the city to stop the practice, saying that does have been "practically wiped out."

Ward 2 City Councilwoman Tara Nealey, who has played a key role in working with state conservation officials to craft a solution to the deer problem told the couple, "I can almost guarantee that we've had little if any impact on the deer population."

Curt Davidson September 30, 2012 at 02:22 AM
I am a bowhunter, I have been one for 24 years. How do I obtain a permitt and where can I hunt or obtain permission? I would like to help. Please email me at ruggedoaks@yahoo.com. Also I would gladly give a back ground check as well. I would be willing to bring other good people to help with this problem and we will put the harvest to good use! Sincerely, Curt
Gregg Palermo September 30, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Curt.....The permit process is done through the Creve Coeur Police Department. It is up to hunters to get the permission from landowners. Generally speaking, the deer population is more of a problem on the western side of the city.

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