Originally Posted by fastrob
There were 7 deer within 100 yards of our house a couple of days ago.
During my walk in the dusk this morning, I flushed at least 15 deer out of a neighbor's yard. All doe. With no enemies (other than the automobile) the deer are proliferating and becoming terribly destructive. When I moved here 9 years ago, I would see one or two occasionally and my plants were fairly safe. Now, my yard is paved in deer pellets and everything I grow is either enclosed in a fence or high enough that they can't reach.
One town nearby is trapping deer and having them butchered to give to homeless shelters and the like. They tried trucking them to Mexico, but the fatality rate was too high. They wanted to use professional marksmen, but the "bambi lovers" kicked up a fuss.