Moberly to Address Deer Problem

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"Sometimes when we come in at night there will be two or three of them standing in the road," Graves said.

Graves says deer have become a more common sight in the area. The Moberly City Council is working to address residents' concerns about the increased deer activity.

"Those complaints come from homeowners who have homes where deer are coming in and eating shrubbery, eating flowers, eating hostas," Moberly City Manager Gary Edwards said.

Residents are also concerned about deer on the road and traffic accidents. The city hopes to put together a committee to address these concerns.

"What we are probably looking at... within the parks department a system, for example, allowing bow hunting in a restricted area," Edwards said.

"It's no problem to us, we kind of like watching them," Graves said, though he admits he is now more careful when driving, and can see why some people would be concerned.

The council hopes to finalize a solution by September.

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