With the deer population on the rise, Council discussed possible updates to the deer mitigation policy during meetings in July. Based on their discussion, the Police Department submitted an ordinance for
Council to review for a first reading on August 13.
The ordinance would amend the current policy to broaden opportunities for bow hunters while still ensuring a safe surrounding environment. The ordinance included updates to the current policy, such as removing the liability insurance requirement for bow hunters. Homeowners are still encouraged to obtain or require liability coverage for hunting activities on their property.
The ordinance would also permit institutions to allow controlled hunts near their property line. Previously the ordinance did not allow any bow hunting within 150 yards of an institution’s property line, however the revised ordinance would give property owners the option to allow hunts within the 150-yard buffer zone during specified dates and times.
City Council was scheduled to consider the ordinance for adoption on August 27. Anyone interested in bow hunting must notify the Creve Coeur Police Department by completing the “Notification of Intent to Hunt Form.”
For more information on bow hunting regulations, visit www.crevecoeurmo.gov/Deer.