DOW, deer committee look at deer options

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The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Craig deer committee left an informal meeting Friday with plans for progress.

Since its formation in 2007, the deer committee has been searching for an answer to what some residents consider a problem population of deer that live year-round inside city limits.

Bill de Vergie, DOW area wildlife manager out of the Meeker office, said he presented various options to committee members and community residents who attended an informal lunch meeting Friday.

The options include everything the agency considered biologically feasible, de Vergie said, from creating a special deer-hunting season for lands surrounding Craig, to education classes about how to keep deer out of a person's yard, to doing nothing.

Craig Mayor Don Jones, a committee member who attended the lunch, said he plans to organize a meeting with other committee members in the coming weeks and then make a presentation to the City Council about the DOW's given options.

In addition, de Vergie said the DOW will continue to assess the situation and look for any other ways to mitigate issue caused by deer inside city limits.

Comments

GreyStone 5 years, 3 months ago

Wonder if the deer committee might be able to get the dog committee to let the numerous Craig delinquent dogs chase all the resident Craig deer out of town ??

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grannyrett 5 years, 3 months ago

Wonder if it would work to get a recording of a mountain lion and have the police cars driving around play it on their speaker system. Don't know how all the dogs would react, but it might scare the deer away. Don't think they would have to play it very loud.

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hanginj 5 years, 3 months ago

Let the games begin. There have always been deer in town always will be. The thought of anyone wasting time and money for something people find "charming" to witness is two steps past dumb.

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als362 5 years, 3 months ago

In my opinion the deer were here long before we, Craig or even Colorado was here. If anyone should leave perhaps it should be us.

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Ray Cartwright 5 years, 3 months ago

On the subject of "deer options" could we order some up with those bright headlights and chrome wheels

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GreyStone 5 years, 3 months ago

Give the deer a break, they have enough trouble fighting off the lions, bears , dogs and some bizarre gardeners and flower people. When I was a younger person, Taylor street was on the far West, outskirts of town, where we used to hunt deer Summer and Fall, hunting season or not. Deer stew is a food group.

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