Tonasket, WA

#1 Oct 24, 2008
I was just wondering what other peoples thoughts are about the town deer.

They are beautiful - but is it natural for them to live in town?

Some say that to interfere with them would be wrong and that its nature and they should be left alone.

Is is natural that so many of them are limping and shabby looking - I've seen many with large tumors on them. With legs that don't work, dragging them and limping .

I'm just interested in other peoples opinions about this .

Tonasket, WA

#2 Oct 25, 2008
Growing up in Republic we had ONE town doe and her name was 'Jane Doe'. The dozens that roam the streets now are unhealthy, destroy property, and are dangerous to children and pets.

I feel there should be some kind of control on the matter. When I lived in town I couldn't even go to my garbage cans or car without having to shoo deer away and I would never let my son play our in the yard because of them.

The only way this situation will get taken care of is if something tragic happens and that's a terrible to even think about.

Tonasket, WA

#3 Oct 25, 2008
Jessica, I didn't grow up in town but I do remember Jane Doe. I live on courthouse hill and the amount of deer that we see every day is amazing - I have a little tiny dog and I'm really afraid that she'll run off and hurt , also we have a little girl and we are always very watchful when we go out.

This time of year the bucks are starting to fight and that's pretty scary - there were four of them on the courthouse lawn going at it the other day.

I don't know what can be done about the deer but it doesn't seem fair to just do nothing.

Tonasket, WA

#4 Oct 27, 2008
I used to live on that same street... the green duplex on Delaware. It definitely didn't help that the houses on that street have apple trees everywhere. It's been 3 years since I lived on that hill, but my great grandmother is still there. She's very afraid of the deer.

Tonasket, WA

#5 Oct 27, 2008
Well this is just strange - i know the lady that lives in the duplex next to your great grandmother - huh small world huh -

we have an apple tree in our yard to but that tree in front of your grandmas has those red apples - that they really like
concerned citezen

Tonasket, WA

#6 Oct 29, 2008
i also have to agree that there is a dear problem in town. i feel that they should be re-planted a good distance away to give them a chance at better survival. this problem would not have come about if people hadnt been feeding them. their living things also and will flock to free food. it is dangereous to have them with so many people, children and pets, not to mention that they should not have to suffer after being hit by a care, but it is illegal to treat or put out of misery. mabe the law enforcement should think about ways to rectify the situation instead of building more laws of not hurting them. i dont know if that made much sense, been a long day.

Tonasket, WA

#7 Oct 30, 2008
I agree that they should be replanted elsewhere - the town herd is growing I have lived in town for only 2 years and have seen it grow substantially since .. The deer are not afraid of people, other animals or cars - Its getting a little rediculous when cars are having to stop for the deer because they walk right out in front of them many of them don't even react if a horn is honked at them -- I wonder how many people in town have actually had their cars damaged by this. I've seen several near misses from my front yard.

I am wondering who could be called about all of this - its not the deers fault that they are here in town and your right they do get fed people feel sorry for them and yea its a sad deal for them but they are not getting the proper nutrision that they need to be healthy

maybe if we put our heads together we can figure dsomething out

Bremerton, WA

#8 Nov 11, 2008
round them up and take them up to lambert creek I will take care of them

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