Bloomington to consider ways to combat urban deer

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Bloomington - The city of Bloomington is preparing to tackle its growing urban deer population - a population some residents say poses a public safety risk.

On Wednesday, city council members will discuss creating a Bloomington-Monroe County task force that would study the burgeoning deer population and find ways to reduce their numbers.

In September, a petition with 500 signatures was presented to Bloomington City Council members and Monroe County commissioners asking them to create the task force.

The chairman for the local group Citizens for Responsible Deer Management says he's frustrated that it's taking the city and county so long to act to form the task force.

City council member Dave Rollo says the task force could recommend many different things, including deer birth control and hiring sharpshooters to kill deer.

Information from: The Herald-Times

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