As the Town and Country Board of Aldermen prepares to vote on a city deer management plan, residents mail and receive postcards against the use of lethal methods of deer control.
Aldermen could vote Monday on a plan that would be put in place immediately and affect deer management beginning the end of this year.
The current plan the city is considering uses sharpshooting as the only method of deer control for at least the next two years. Some residents have addressed the board and told aldermen they do not want lethal methods of deer control used. Alderman Al Gerber, who chairs the city's Conservation Commission, has also proposed a revised version of a deer management program that includes sterilization and sharpshooting as a method of deer control.
At this point, unless the current proposal being considered by the city is amended, Gerber's plan is not officially being considered as a deer management plan by the city.
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