Phyllis Barainca: Don’t ‘destroy’ the deer


To the editor:

Leave it to the Colorado Division of Wildlife to come up with three ways to reap death and destruction in the streets and outskirts of Craig.

I attended the Tuesday meeting and learned that the DOW has a plan to remove deer from the town. Apparently, the DOW presented it to other Colorado towns and were turned down. The town-folks wouldn’t do it.

Will Craig America have the reputation of being the Colorado town (elk hunting capital of the world, no less) that allows this?

I, for one, can’t imagine it.

Remember that really bad winter a couple of years ago? It seemed like the only deer that survived were town deer. I bet those elk that were piled up dead along the fences wished they lived in town, too.

No, I don’t think they should move in, and I don’t want them to. But, don’t destroy what is here.

I can’t live in a town that does that.

Put my vote down as no.

Phyllis Barainca


als362 6 years, 6 months ago

You tell them Phyllis, I am on your side. Any attempt to remove or relocate the deer will fail. It will be just a short time before other deer move in to take the place of the ones moved or murdered. This is not an issue for the city government. This is an issue for the property owner to handle.


als362 6 years, 5 months ago

I also think a good start to end this deer issue would be stiff sentences for feeding the deer. I think the sentence for the first offense should be a fine of $500.00. For the second offense, $1000.00, and for the third a week in jail. These sentences should be imposed for those that feed the deer either directly, by putting out food specifically for the deer or indirectly by putting out food for other creatures such as birds or squirrels that the deer have access to and will eat. Both cause the same problem and curbing both will help lower the number of deer in town because there will be less for them to eat.


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