Tuesday, March 27, 2007

SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS: Urban Deer Problems in Pierre

A deer-management program may begin this fall in Pierre, where roaming deer have become a problem in recent years.

A special task force is developing various options to control invading deer, including a feeding ban and killing some of them.

Police will most likely be the ones in charge of shooting the animals.

Roaming deer are ruining flowers and gardens in the capital city, and they're a danger to motorists. Deer also occasionally are aggressive. One resident says a deer attacked his dog.

Another homeowner says her dog was attacked when the dog began to chase a fawn and its mother came to the rescue.

A deer-management plan for Pierre will be finalized in the next month and presented to the city commission.

source: http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDetail6371.cfm?Id=0,55782

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