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De Pere adopts wait and see approach on deer issue

Board members also say support is strong for a hunt on public lands, but they don't feel a need to call for one just yet.

DE PERE, Wis. (WFRV) - The City of De Pere is adopting a wait-and-see approach to the issue of controlling the local deer population. 

City Park and Recreation board members say the recent passage of a law allowing hunting on private lands will allow hunters a chance to harvest deer in certain parts of town.

Board members also say support is strong for a hunt on public lands, but they don't feel a need to call for one just yet.  

"Although there's high numbers of deer, we were unable to find conclusive evidence that the community thinks that deer are a problem," De Pere Parks and Rec director Marty  Kosobucky says. "With that information at this point in time, the park board felt that it would be better to just leave the issue be."15:04"

The villages of Allouez and Ashwaubenon are also considering new deer control measures. 

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