The goals of the program are to maintain a healthy herd, reduce property damage, respond to resident concerns as appropriate and possible, and to coordinate efforts with the USDA and the DNR (Department of Natural Resources).
In early December, the USDA will begin baiting deer at these locations:
- City storm water pond off Western Avenue and Hillsview East
- Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Central Park
- Owasso Hills Park
- Reservoir Woods Park
- Villa Park
- Roseville Leaf Compost and Recycling Site
Control efforts will start once the appropriate number of deer begin using the bait stations. We expect these efforts to take place periodically between December 1, 2021 and conclude no later than the end of March 2022. Controls will take place on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings between dusk and dawn. Suppressed firearms will be used, but some residents may still hear muffled gunshots. All meat will be donated to citizens in need by the USDA.