Ashland, Oregon Seeks Solutions To ‘Fearless Deer’ Problem

A town in southern Oregon will hold a public meeting to discuss how to deal with droves of fearless deer that wander the streets, writes Yahoo News. The deer occasionally act aggressively toward residents, state wildlife officials said Tuesday.

The “Deer Summit 2015” will be chaired on Wednesday by Ashland Mayor John Stromberg as part of efforts to address deer that have stalked people, pawed at them with their hooves and even stomped on small dogs.

“The deer have no fear of humans,” said Mark Vargas, District Wildlife Biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The confident deer are a product of a long tradition in the town of 21,000 people of feeding and befriending them, Vargas said.

For the last two or three decades, the black tailed deer have been known to roam into yards and stroll the downtown area of Ashland, which lies in the heavily forested foothills of the Siskiyou and Cascade Mountains, writes Yahoo.

http://news.yahoo.com/oregon-town-seeks-solutions-droves-fearless-deer-231410933.html

http://www.kdrv.com/news/Ashland_to_hold_a_Deer_Summit_.html

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