Prohibit Feeding in Urban Areas

A Ban on Feeding Deer is Often a First Approach to Reduce Urban Deer Populations.  Many Jurisdictions Require a Prohibition on Feeding Deer Before Allowing a Cull



North Ogden looking to curb urban deer population, bows and arrows an option August 1, 2017 Utah, Standard-Examiner
... According to the Utah DWR’s urban deer control rule, before a municipality implements a deer control plan, it has to do the following: Prove deer are causing damage or threatening public safety; pass an ordinance that prohibits residents from feeding deer, elk and moose; provide proof of $1 million general liability insurance; provide an urban deer population estimate, along with a target number of deer to be removed...

A new state law could regulate urban deer July 19, 2017 Oregon, KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2
... Senate Bill 373 ...opens the door to thinning urban deer populations ... First, they would have to ban people from feeding deer. Second, the city would have to declare the deer a nuisance. Finally, the city would have to petition the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife ...

Royal Oak, City approves educational campaign to warn against feeding deer June 22, 2016 Michigan, C&G Newspapers
... “There is a reason that the deer are there. The reason is they were able to find an easy food source and if you don’t address that, you’re going to be facing the same problem over and over again.” ... Mayor Pro Tem Michael Fournier ... asked city administration to also look at attaching monetary fines to feeding...
     Royal Oak considering how to control deer heard at cemetery June 10, 2016 Michigan, The Daily Tribune 
...  the city has no intention of culling the herd, where deer are shot to death and removed ... “When Ann Arbor did it there was a huge public outcry,” Johnson said. “And it doesn’t solve anything. Any place there is a food source the deer are going to go.” ... recommending the city take steps to encourage people to stop feeding the deer ...

North Salt Lake, NSL seeks public opinion on deer March 2, 2016 Utah, The Davis Clipper
... City officials first took steps toward an urban deer control plan in late 2014, when they passed an ordinance forbidding anyone from feeding deer within the city limits... approval required several more steps before it would officially be put into effect... The next step is obtaining public comment...

Hendersonville bans feeding deer February 25, 2016 Tennessee, The Tennessean
... The ordinance prohibits the placement “on the ground or within five feet above the ground surface any grain, fodder, salt or mineral licks, fruit vegetables, nuts, hay or other edible materials, which may be reasonably expected to intentionally result in deer feeding...

Burnet, Council approves deer feeding restrictions February 17, 2016 Texas, Burnet Bulletin
... "You can feed deer if its more than 100 feet from a public roadway" ...

Iroquoia Heights’ deer carnage ‘reasonable,’ HCA boss says January 14, 2016 Ontario, Hamilton Spectator
... believes the deer population at Iroquoia Heights will gradually drop because people aren’t feeding them like they did in the past... in 2011 by an advisory committee that considered potential solutions ... including a hunt, which it rejected...  favoured a host of non-lethal approaches, starting with an education campaign to discourage neighbours from feeding deer and a city bylaw banning the practice ...

Sioux City, Certain plants, fencing and repellants can keep deer out of yards, gardens November 26, 2015 Iowa, Sioux City Journal
... The feeding ban seems to be helping control the deer population, which is on the decline in Sioux City, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The DNR conducts an overnight count in the same area of Woodbury County each year. Twenty-eight deer were seen in 2014, down from 47 counted in 2012...

Sundance, Lawmakers consider bill to prohibit the feeding of wildlife September 28, 2015 Wyoming, Wyoming Tribune
... Mule deer also came to Sundance to eat green grass along a creek that winds through town. People then began feeding them to keep them around. Town leaders wanted permission to eradicate the population by shooting them. Game and Fish officials first required a no-feeding ordinance ...

Holladay proposes ordinance to prohibit feeding deer September 15, 2015 Utah, Deseret News
... Any potential solution the city proposes would require the passage of an ordinance prohibiting the feeding of deer within the city limits, city officials said...

Provo city considering urban deer hunt program July 8, 2015 Utah, Utah Valley 360
... The first step toward a deer hunt in the city was when the council passed a law prohibiting people from feeding deer and other wild animals in the city limits — a requirement of the state, said council attorney Brian Jones...  Curtis wants everyone to understand that once the hunt program starts there won’t be a point at which the city has solved the problem and can stop...

Hills approves plan to help residents keep deer away July 6, 2015 Ohio, 13abc
...  heftier fines for residents who violate the deer feeding ban...  the controversial idea of a controlled bow hunt has yet to be decided...