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Task Force To Address Issue Of Deer Overpopulation

A committee formed in 2010 to deal with the ongoing concern of deer in Monroe County will meet tomorrow; they want committee members to speak up.

The Monroe County Deer Task Force was formed in response to a petition to the council. Thomas Moore of the committee said they were charged with finding out recommendations to assist with deer concerns in the community.

“What we’re really focused on now is, we really want to do something that reflects Bloomington and Monroe County. What solution would work for us here? We’re trying to get out and talk to the community and see what your opinions are.”

Moore went on, “Some of the things we’ve learned are, what are the common management strategies that other communities have tried, and what has been successful, and what has not been successful?”

Some of the issue the task force has worked on thus fare are: affected gardens, driving safety, and the health of deer. The committee plans on the recommendations being complete by October just in time for deer hunting season. A public Deer Task Force meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Bloomington North High School.

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