Warsaw Hunt to Continue Next Year?

On Friday the city of Warsaw first ever deer hunt came to an end.

It was an attempt to control the overpopulation problem in city neighborhoods.

For the past few years, Sandy Ousley has practically given-up on gardening because the deer kept eating her plants.

“See my husband put this cord up here and this net and all the way around our garden… to keep the deer out that way we can grow produce or else they will eat everything and jump that fence,” says Ousley.

The Balke's down the street also put up a much bigger fence mostly for the deer.

“That's about 90 percent of the reason to keep the deer out of the backyard this is pretty expensive situation... two to three thousand dollars to put the fence up,” says Richard Balke.

Neighbors say these are temporary fixes until the "herd thins out.”

According to the Police Chief Steve Foster about 20 deer were taken in during the hunt.

The numbers are not noticeable to the neighbors yet but maybe will be in the future if the hunts continue.

City council member Joe Thallemer says the city will probably vote to have another hunt next year.

He says it was a safe hunt and there weren't any accidents this year. Experts say it will take a few years before the neighbors will see results.


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