Deer Program Working | Big Horn Basin Media

Deer Program Successful

Written by on November 15, 2018

The deer population control program in the City of Cody is working.
That’s what Police Chief Chuck Baker reported to the City Council on Tuesday at their afternoon work session. Baker told the Council that in data compiled each year from January 1st through October 1st for the last 4 years, the number of dead deer, deer hit by vehicles and total number of deer-related calls for service have declined dramatically in the last two years.
Chief Baker pointed out that the program has saved the code enforcement officer dozens of hours of work in disposing of dead deer.

The Council took steps in 2017, after the number of calls for service regarding deer incidents reached a peak. They directed the police department to cull 50 deer in 2017, and again in 2018. Baker told the Council that he will be applying for another Chapter 56 permit from the Game and Fish Department to continue the program.

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