City fielding many aggressive deer complaints
The City of Kimberley has been fielding a large number of complaints about aggressive deer in the community.
“In the late fall, male whitetail and mule deer enter into the breeding (or rutting) season. This causes them to be more dominant, agitated and aggressive. They can be observed rubbing shrubs or trees with their antlers, displaying dominance by strutting, circling around and tail flicking. Please remember that a doe with fawns can be just as dangerous. For your own safety, please do not approach deer and give them lots of space when walking your pets,” the city stated in a public information release.
If you are concerned for your safety or have deer in your neighbourhood that are no longer scared of people or pets, please call the RAPP (Report All Poachers and Polluters) Line at 1-877-952-7277. This line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The city can only regulate issues in regards to people feeding deer. For more information on the City of Kimberley Deer Feeding Bylaw No. 2296, 2006 please visit HERE.