Rep. Anthony Brown has sponsored House Bill 2342 to create two bow-hunting seasons at Shawnee Mission Park to reduce the number of deer (3/9, Local). This is groundwork for a biannual slaughter of these creatures. Introducing this bill before the park board's findings and promised public forum is an attempt to circumvent discussion.
Bow hunting is an unnecessarily cruel method of killing. Some injured animals suffer hours or days before dying.
Georgia Mueller's suggestion (3/3, Letters) to connect the parkway system to allow the deer to migrate from area to area is an alternative. Kansas is getting a stimulus package from the government that could be used to create jobs building a green corridor.