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I have many deer in in this now muddy forest, clinging to the last vestiges of life, as they have completely lost their environment. If you look at a satellite map of this area, you can see the chains of woodland that provides the borders between housing complexes, other dried up ponds, and meadow that are the only remaining refuge for these animals, and it goes on like a chain through the town, into the next town, and ultimately joins up with a very large forested area where it is permissible to hunt these deer…. Guess why these deer are in my area.
Not only are there deer here, but there are their predators as well. There are many coyote in the area, and they are new here as well as the deer. The coyote have the added advantage in that they can coral these deer into areas such as the one behind my house, and have a small feast when they are successful.
Sometimes the howls and commotion behind my house are so fierce, that I have to go out there and fire a shotgun to make it stop. I go out there on the edge of the pond with my dog and we both howl to force them to take off for a while.
I have neighbors, so I have to explain this to them, but they understand because the sound these coyotes make is nerve racking to everyone. But, it is much more than nerve racking to the poor deer who are being systematically slaughtered by these coyotes on a continual basis.
My town does NOTHING about this.
The coyotes could be stopped very easily by sectioning the congruent areas off, and systematically policing it once in a while for predators.
Originally posted by JAY1980
Relocating the deer might be the only option... Sounds like they have been backed into a corner. I wish there was another option. I would suggest burning down the whole damn area and giving it back to it's former inhabitants... But we all know thats not an option.
Just had a great idea... Take a few cans of white spray paint and make the deer look like an endangered species.
Presto now they are protected.
Wish I had a real solution for you OP. Afraid there isn't really anything you can do unless you take matters into your own hands. Build a preserve of sorts or relocate. Ask for help from your community, you might be suprised the help you could get from people in your area.