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!