Thursday, July 16, 2009

MINNESOTA NEWS: City Officials Consider Urban Deer Management

Onalaska city officials are taking a closer look at the options they have to control the deer population.

Officials say they've gotten a number of complaints about deer coming too close to people and pets, property damage as well as car-deer accidents.

Wednesday, city leaders started talking about the specifics of the plan.

They say a non-lethal method is an option, but the results may not be permanent. Joe Barstow from the city says, "the deer will change their habits and adjust if you use sprays for smell and noise makers but there's always other options."

Approval by the city council on the management plan is expected to happen later this fall.

Source: WKBT

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