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Colorado Springs exploring options on how to manage local deer herds

Posted at 6:16 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 20:16:12-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – Several communities across southern Colorado are trying to determine the best way to manage local deer herds.

Colorado Springs city leaders are now waiting for more information to come as part of a professional study before they make any major decisions.

As for now, wildlife officials say overpopulations problems continue to be a problem.

“It’s something from a wildlife management standpoint that should be addressed just based on disease issues and human health and safety issues,” said Cody Winger of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Vehicle collisions is a big one just as far as keeping people safe.”

CPW said they are communicating with city leaders in Colorado Springs and hope to establish a plan for managing the deer population in coming weeks.