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Vote on Hunting in Clarkson Valley Expected Tonight

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – A vote is expected Tuesday night on a plan to allow hunting in the St. Louis County town of Clarkson Valley.

Supporters say it will help control a burgeoning deer population and potentially prove safer than having too many deer wandering around, damaging property and getting hit by cars.

Opponents, though, worry about children running around town while hunters are out and about.

Hunters would not be allowed to fire guns - only longbows - and they'd have to tell their neighbors when they're going to hunt.

The proposal also bans any hunting within 200 yards of a church, school, or playground.

The full text of the proposed ordinance can be read by clicking here.

The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the theater of Marquette High School, 2351 Clarkson Road.

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