West Bend Deer Management Committee to meet on Wednesday, Aug. 7

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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.

Tommy Schwai

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Deer management committee

Tommy Schwai
Schwai's has your turkey

1 COMMENT

  1. Deer Management Committee?
    Unusual name for killing animals that are a nuisance to someone!
    I believe that Ridge Run Park was targeted to relieve the deer presence
    from Regner property owners? The deer will no longer help in slowing the speeders on 18th Ave either. Hopefully, the turkey population will
    increase in these areas, they taste great!
    Maybe we could get packs of dogs in the parks, they could scare dem
    awfully minacious deer? The dogs already seem to be allowed in city
    parks anyway! I realize ,if the dogs could read,they would not enter !
    Doesn’t say much for their owners!

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