Oh deer: Nova Scotia town overrun with deer, officials considering options

Oh deer: Nova Scotia town overrun with deer, officials considering options

A central Nova Scotia town has become overrun with deer, and officials are considering options including contraceptives and a cull in a bid to control the growing urban herd.The deer have become common sights in the streets and gardens of Truro, N.S., and officials are holding a public information session Tuesday night at the local fire hall.READ MORE: Caught on camera: Deer runs full speed into Calgary buildingTown administrator Mike Dolter says some options include stronger enforcement of no-feeding bylaws, a contraception program to reduce the deer population over several years, or even a potential cull.Dolter says although other Canadian communities have used culls, Truro officials see it as an “extreme last resort measure.”Gather information, share suggestions and concerns about managing the deer population at this upcoming public meeting. pic.twitter.com/iIXvb8Fx2Y— Town of Truro (@TownofTruro) June 13, 2017He says a big problem is that people are feeding the deer, and a public education program is needed.Dolter says it’s hoped a strategy can be put in place by sometime this fall.

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