- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - A northern Wyoming city is preparing for another year of urban deer hunting to reduce conflicts between the animals and people.

The Sheridan Press reports (https://bit.ly/1Q8RKq9) deer-vehicle collisions and reports of property damage declined in recent years following the start of a program in 2007 that allows archers to register with police and hunt deer within Sheridan city limits.

The city’s police department applied for a permit in 2011 that allows officers to kill and remove urban deer as well. A survey will be conducted to determine how many deer can be hunted and donated for meat this year.

Lt. Travis Koltiska says the department backed off the program last year after incidents declined. He said the goal is to reduce conflicts, not remove every deer in the city.


Information from: The Sheridan (Wyo.) Press, https://www.thesheridanpress.com/

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