Kris Smith: Deer could hurt children


To the editor:

As the debate about keeping the deer in town continues, has consideration been given to the safety of the children? The deer roam throughout neighborhoods with parks and schools, and they are unable to make distinctions between children and other threats.

It would be tragic for a child to be injured because the deer population is not appropriately removed to safer locations.

Kris Smith


Frank Estey 7 years, 6 months ago


Your concern for children is valid, not only are the deer a threat, the natural predators of the deer can pose a threat to children and adults also.


wickedstepmother 7 years, 6 months ago

I would like to remind all the residents to whom this issue is a concern that the deer go where the food is and it is obvious there is always going to be more food in town than there is anywhere else. The deer can be removed, sure, however, they will find their way back unless you propose 8 ft fencening around the entire city limits. Basically what you are looking for is for the city to remove the deer from town which would be dangerous to the deer, dangerous the people trying to remove them (DOW or whoever), and most of all dangerous to the children if the deer are spooked. You know the natural reaction any wild animal has when it feels threatened, it will defend itself. I prefer that the deer come into my yard, I see no other reason to want to live in this town. Seeing deer in town, and the occasional elk, is why I moved here 8 years ago. Therefore do not expect me our those who feel the way I do to call for deer to be removed from my yard or anywhere else I see them. Has everyone not realized that this issue is unsolvable. Face it, nature will prevail and mankind trying to control nature is mankinds worst mistake.


GlacierDragon 7 years, 6 months ago

It is a valid point that deer could hurt kids. So teach your kids to be careful around the deer. Don't approach them and don't do anything to make them feel cornered. You can't remove every danger your kids will come across, so you need to teach them how to deal with the dangers they could encounter.


taxslave 7 years, 6 months ago

Why do you worry so much about the deer when the chemical trails being sprayed will kill them experients started today....

US Navy released this yesterday


lostyermarbles 7 years, 6 months ago

ITS NOT THE DEER BEING HERE, ITS THE NUMBER OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


grannyrett 7 years, 6 months ago

Deer always have been and always will be in town. Ragging on the DOW will not get rid of them. You - as worried parents, need to teach your kids to keep their distance from them--Same as you teach them to look both ways before crossing the street. Why keep whining about this over and over. Leave them alone and they will pretty much leave you alone.


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