Posted: Jul 18, 2014 7:19 PM by The Associated Press
Updated: Aug 6, 2014 2:50 PM
BRIDGETON (AP) - The Bridgeton City Council has agreed to allow longbow hunting in an effort to thin the growing deer population in the St. Louis County town.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the city council voted 5-3 Wednesday to allow hunting after complaints from residents about accidents and property destruction caused by deer.
The plan will allow for two 60-day hunting periods, beginning Sept. 15 and in late November. Hunters must be at least 18 and complete a Missouri Department of Conservation safety course.
Other communities in the region have allowed some form of hunting in deer management efforts.