July 28, 2020 |
In Rawlins, city officials will move forward this November with a plan to remove more deer from the urban herd that has outgrown its welcome.
Last year, 25 deer were culled from the herd. Authorities say last year’s lethal taking under a Chapter 56 permit from Wyoming Game and Fish had very little impact on the herd’s population.
This year, 45 deer will be targeted for removal. Cali O’Hare has more.
Editor’s Note: It was reported during the July 21st work session, and subsequently in this story, that the City of Rawlins applied for a Chapter 56 permit which would allow for the lethal removal of up to 45 deer from the urban herd. The new Chapter 56 permit will actually allow for the culling of up to 40 deer, not 45. We appreciate the opportunity to help the City of Rawlins clarify this information.
Pictured above: An urban deer attempts to eat from a backyard bird feeder in Rawlins. Photos by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.