Bidwell Park, Deer back in Bidwell Park pen December 5, 2012 California

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Deer back in Bidwell Park pen December 5, 2012 California, Enterprise-Record
... deer wander into the pen regularly, said Dan Efseaff, park and natural resource manager.... Long ago, state Department of Fish and Game and other agencies used to put deer in the pen that had been injured or taken from people illegally keeping them.  The pen was a favorite spot for youngsters and adults alike, who would toss old apples or other vegetables over the fence. ... the state agency decided the deer shouldn't be kept penned up, and in 1995 relocated some to a valley wildlife preserve, and castrated the others ...


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