Please tell me that there is some recourse to today’s News Tribune story (read Rob Tucker’s story here) about the possible bow and arrow kill of the beautiful deer that are foraging in Oakbrook. I’m an Oakbrook resident and nothing brings more joy to my heart than seeing these beautiful, graceful creatures roaming the neighborhood peacefully gnawing on a few tree branches for survival. We have experienced their presence in our cul de sac for hours at a time and have seen fawns with their mothers close behind romping from yard to yard looking for food and shelter that has been taken away from them with the construction of new housing and the Chambers Bay Golf Course. To allow hunters with bows and arrows is disheartening as the deer would have no chance against this weapon. They have become dependent upon the Oakbrook neighborhood to allow them access to the only source of food left for them & the gardens and foliage of our homes. If any method of removal should be necessary I would hope that the City of Lakewood would utilize tranquilizing and relocating these wonderful animals to a place where they can thrive without harm from our neighbors.
Sherry L. Johnson
Editor’s Note: To be heard, talk with the Lakewood City Council. If I am not mistaken, they are the one who would authorize such a hunt. To contact any of the council members, click here.
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