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Too many? Deer count happening in Colorado Springs

Posted at 12:22 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 21:37:48-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – Snow on Monday did not deter Colorado Parks and Wildlife crews from heading out to count deer in the city limits of Colorado Springs. They also have Colorado Springs City Council members riding along for first hand perspective on the issue of growing wild deer populations in urban areas.

Previous counts have shown deer populations rising to unhealthy numbers in some parts of the city. City Council continues to debate whether there are too many deer. They are also looking at options for thinning deer populations.

Deer over population leads to risky car verses deer crashes. Deer herds attract predators like mountain lions, into the city. The deer get used to grazing on landscapes rather than their natural forage, which is unhealthy for the animals and frustrating to some homeowners.

Hear from Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officers and Colorado Springs City Council members tonight on News 5 at six and ten.