Deer Removal Pilot Program

When the population of deer grows out of control the animals can cause property damage, safety and health problems.

In 2017, the Oregon Legislature approved a pilot program that would allow cities to kill deer when the population becomes too great.

On Friday, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider rules for the program.

Under the proposal, cities would be required to pass an ordinance prohibiting the feeding of deer before ODFW would authorize a pilot program and kill permits. Cities participating would be required to salvage deer meat and donate it to charity to the extent possible. 

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