Cody, Urban Deer Population Remains Stable December 26, 2017 Wyoming

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Cody, Urban Deer Population Remains Stable December 26, 2017 Wyoming, mybighornbasin.com
...  there are approximately 242 deer in the town herd, as compared to 258 last year. And that’s after the Police Department, through a special permit from Game and Fish, killed 51 deer in February... the Council now has to decide whether the expense of the culling process is justifiable, considering how little impact the project had this year...
     City to ask G&F for deer culling permit December 22, 2017 Wyoming, Cody Enterprise
... Comparing the 47 deer found dead in Cody this year with the 51 does the CPD harvested Jan. 9-Feb. 9, Smith said the city hadn’t made much progress toward reduction with the culling... According to the G&F, there are 64 fawns per 100 does in Cody.  “That’s much higher than we see outside the city limits ...


Cody,  Recent town deer data a little hard to believe December 29, 2017 Wyoming, Cody Enterprise
... As far as oft heard statements that Cody’s urban deer are unhealthy and malnourished from not eating native vegetation, G&F’s statement that 64 fawns per 100 does is “higher than outside city limits for sure” would indicate otherwise... “based on the count over the past five years, he didn’t foresee the number of urban deer significantly growing.” These statements do not seem to justify a decision to cull 150 deer ...

Cody, Deer culling vote Tuesday January 10, 2018 Wyoming, Cody Enterprise
... Greer questioned whether the city should spend the estimated $4,660 when the community is split about 50-50 on the issue.  Councilman Glenn Nielson, also on speaker phone, said he’s reluctant to kill more than 50 because money spent last year didn’t seem to make much difference...

Cody, Council Votes to Take 50 Deer January 17, 2018 Wyoming, mybighornbasin.com
...  opponents of the policy pointing out the stability of the herd and what they deemed unnecessary cost to the City, while supporters indicated that the program could cut down on vehicle collisions and danger to domestic animals...

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