Bloomington panel weighs deer control approaches
ASsociated press September 18, 2012 11:14AM
Updated: September 18, 2012 11:18PM
BLOOMINGTON — A southern Indiana task force is preparing to make its final recommendations on how the city of Bloomington should combat its burgeoning deer population.
The Bloomington-Monroe County Deer Task Force will meet Wednesday and two other times by early October to finalize a lengthy report and recommendations for managing the deer. City and county officials are expected to receive the report in late October.
The Herald-Times reports the recommendations are expected to include a range of lethal and non-lethal solutions, including feeding bans, fence height recommendations, planting deer-resistant vegetation and ways of shooting the deer.
Task force member Dave Rollo says he’s concerned about how polarizing the issue could be, but is confident it will become less so as people learn more about the task force’s research.