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Cody City Council approves plan to kill off 50 female deer

A Wyoming city decided to continue to kill off its urban deer herd as part of its deer population management program.

The Cody Enterprise reports Cody City Council on Tuesday voted to go ahead on a motion directing local police to continue its plan to harvest 50 female deer from the roughly 241 deer living within city limits by Feb. 15.

Police implement the program under a Wyoming Game and Fish Department Chapter 56 Permit, which allows the “lethal taking” of in-town deer under detailed conditions to prevent property destruction and protect human health and safety.

Police will follow the same plan developed for Cody’s first culling of 50 deer in 2017. The process includes baiting deer to safe locations and using night vision equipment if warranted.

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