Christmas is Coming and the Deer are Getting Fat...in Town & Country...Where They're Baiting Deer Prior to December Hunt

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Contractors for the city of Town & Country began baiting deer this month, setting up food stands throughout the west county suburb.

Town & Country is believed to have a deer herd numbering between 600 and 800. Earlier this year, city officials approved a measure to cull the herd.

The city is spending approximately $50,000 for sharpshooters to kill up to 200 deer. Another $75,000 has been set aside for sterilizing between 75 to 100 female deer with tubal-ligation surgery performed in the field.

The food stands have been up for several weeks now. Slaying and spaying begins in earnest December 1.

Fair warning, Rudolph: You and your reindeer friends may want to steer clear of T&C this year!
 

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