August 6, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Deer Management Committee is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7.
The meeting is opening to the public and held in the Park & Rec Conference Room at City Hall, 1115 S. Main Street.
In 2018 the City of West Bend contracted with sharp shooters on a managed hunt designed to remove 30 deer from Ridge Run Park and Lac Lawrann Conservancy.
The City applied for a $5,000 Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and Control grant to help offset the expense which totaled a little more than $9,000.
The city is targeting a reduction in deer numbers in an effort to reduce deer damage to habitat, property and car/deer collisions.
During an archery hunt at the end of December 2017 three hunters managed to kill three deer in a span of five days. Thirty-five pounds of venison was donated to the Full Shelf Food Pantry.
Thanks to Tommy Schwai for processing the meat free of charge and donating it to the Full Shelf Food Pantry in West Bend.
This is the third year the City is attempting to reduce the deer population.