In 2015, the Roseville City Council passed a wildlife management ordinance. Over the years the City had received a growing number of complaints about the increasing deer population with many calling for a hunt.
The wildlife management ordinance imposed a feeding ban on wild animals typically found in Roseville, including deer. It also allowed for organized hunts to control the city's deer population, should the City Council determine there is a need based on deer population counts and community concerns.
City staff continue to receive complaints and deer counts show the deer population in Roseville is unsustainable. At its Monday, October 24, the City Council will discuss whether to hire professional hunters. Residents can share their views about hunting deer at speakuproseville.org.
Residents are encouraged to attend the October 24 meeting or watch it on Cable Channel 16; the meeting can also be viewed online at www.cityofroseville.com/webstreaming. Council meetings begins at 6:00 p.m. at Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Drive.