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Herriman City seeks public input on methods to deal with urban mule deer

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Posted at 10:31 PM, Aug 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-14 00:31:21-04

HERRIMAN, Utah – An open house was held in Herriman Thursday night to discuss ways to minimize the city’s  deer population.

The urban deer mitigation program open house was held Thursday at the city council chambers, and this process began in 2013 after residents began complaining about the growing mule deer population.

City Spokeswoman Tami Moody said this year Herriman has had the highest number of automotive-deer accidents on record, even with four months still to go.

“Right now, after the last meeting we’ve narrowed it down to the two options, which is mitigation by lethal removal or relocation of the deer to another area,” Moody said.

This was the second public meeting on the issue, and Moody said they are seeking public input before they present a plan to the city council.