Albany may not have a problem with too many deer, but some Oregon cities apparently do. To help them, the legislature passed Senate Bill 373, which calls for a way to get rid of some of those urban deer.
This little doe and her family wander past my window outside of Albany on most days, and seeing them reminds me of one legislator’s attempt to solve a couple of problems: Too many deer in some cities, and deer killed in traffic being left on the roads.
The black-tailed deer family that crosses our yard most days was coming through again Monday just as I learned about Oregon Senate Bill 373, a proposal for a program to rid participating cities of “urban deer” by killing them and giving the meat to food banks.
A book reviewer in the Wall Street Journal wrote that in this country it’s about as hard to see a deer as it is to buy gas. He had recently seen one, a deer that is, at the service station in his little town. The review was about “Deerland,” by Al Cambronne and published by […]