- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - Officials in the city of Cody are moving ahead with a plan to kill 50 town-dwelling deer as a safety measure despite some community opposition.

The Cody Enterprise (https://bit.ly/2e79fhQ ) reports City Council members voted Tuesday to have police sharpshooters cull the herd. The council told police Chief Chuck Baker to get a permit to harvest deer to prevent the destruction of private property and protect human health.

Wyoming Game and Fish officials say about 300 deer have been living in city limits for the last five years. City officials say complaints are on the rise as deer become bolder, attacking dogs and potentially harming children.

Some residents say they like living with the deer and believe they improve tourists’ experience. Resident Becky Walsh says she is heartbroken by the decision.

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Information from: The Cody Enterprise, https://www.codyenterprise.com

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