EUREKA, Mo. (KMOX) – The Eureka Board of Aldermen will consider a proposal Tuesday night to allow deer hunting at Six Flags St. Louis.
The plan would allow full-time Six Flags employees to go bow hunting this deer season on the land around the amusement park.
Six Flags Director of Marketing Ron McKenzie says deer creep into the park at times.
“We see deer around and sometimes in the property before all the employees arrive and the guests arrive. They tend to stay off the general area when we have guests in the park,” he says. “Just as they do in the front yards and the backyards of our homes, they’re looking for food so they go to where they think the most abundant food supply is going to be.”
The City of Eureka says nine people have applied for Six Flags hunting licenses.
“Hunting is part of the culture of Missouri and a lot of our employees are lifelong Missourians who have enjoyed that their entire life and that’s why we’re allowing them to do that,” McKenzie added.