DEER POPULATION: Deer population a growing problem in Bountiful

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A Bountiful man is in critical condition after hitting a deer with his motorcycle. Full Story
homer

Ogden, UT

#1 Sep 28, 2010
Let’s see, first you invade the wilderness by building a house on a mountain where the deer and other wild animals live. Then you complain that they are eating your garden and trees. Just how stupid are you. I think that instead of killing off the deer we should bulldoze the houses up there and give the land back to the wildlife. The deer and the rest of the animal have lived there a lot long then any of you.
not a deer hater

Smithfield, UT

#2 Sep 28, 2010
homer,

what you don't seem to realize is that these deer are now coming down to fully domesticated residential areas. one day i saw a deer right next to the "woods cross" sign on 500 west. these deer are breeding and living in domestication, and are not alarmed by humans or other animals. their increased presence is a hazard not only to the people and domesticated animals who reside in these areas, but to the deer themselves. it's a shame that someone has to get hurt in such a manner for this issue to be discussed.
Larry Aston

Sedona, AZ

#3 Sep 28, 2010
The people built in the deer's wintering grounds. Put up with it or move out.
seriously

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 Sep 28, 2010
Why do people build their homes further and further into or up the mountain and then complain about wild animals?
I love it

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 Sep 28, 2010
I live in Bountiful and have a heard of about 7 deer who take up residence in my back yard for most of the winter months, and I absolutely love it. So what if I have to deal with their droppings and them eating my plants, there is nothing better than looking out my window and seeing nature like that. And my kids love it as well. They look forward to seeing the deer each morning, and on those few occasions where new deer were born to the heard, we almost feel like its part of the family. I hope they don't start killing them to rid us of these so-called pests.
Scott

United States

#6 Sep 28, 2010
There was a deer, here in Bountiful, and a friend of ours had their dog out when the dog accidentally came between a doe and her fswns. The deer stomped the dog to death.
Not giving suggestions to anyone but just some information.
Lets Be Reasonable

Salt Lake City, UT

#7 Sep 28, 2010
This is nothing. If you go to Arkansas, you'll find them wandering around in herds of 30.
zuzo

Ogden, UT

#8 Sep 28, 2010
Why he did not ride a bike with speed that is avoidable to hot a deer?Whats next for all those who wants to leave in country but have LA by front door.Deer is great scenery and I have seen many when I drive foothills of Bountiful and how come they never hit me.Because im expecting at certain hours animals in the areas where is their habitat.DWR like to kill and that is only what they know,before its was wqolves now Deer,before its was about Utes or Navajo.Mormons like only themselves,ha Residents of near by temple in Bountiful.Deer are supposed to be there and that is their habitat.What is wrong with them,make a fence and protect your vegies or flowers.How were people living before in those places with wolves,bears,foxes and others.Move your asses to LA or Vegas or NY City.Country life is for country people NOT for snobs.
Scott

United States

#9 Sep 29, 2010
Why did you move so close to their habitat? Maybe people should think about the big picture before they do dumb things. You built and i think it would be cool to see deer in my yard. Should we kill the moose that treatened to hit my car on the way to the cabin cause my friend decided to build his cabin where they belong. I thought it was so kool when we woke up and the moose and a baby where in the yard. God they are huge. If you didnt want the company you should have staied in the city.
anderson

Tremonton, UT

#10 Sep 29, 2010
As our society grows and moves this is just something that is going to happen. DEAL with it.I dont want to hear about this poor guy that ran into a dear cry me a river. The guy could have just walked away if he would have been wearing a helmet and protective gear. but no one is talking about that its all about the dear are too close well thats what happens when you live where we do. anywhere you look there are mountains mountains have dear. I wish more people looked at things like the person called I love it. Thats the way it should be.
LIndsayLu283

Salt Lake City, UT

#11 Sep 29, 2010
I was the one who called 911 on this accident. I'm really glad to hear he's going to be ok. I've been wondering how he was after they life flighted him. Thanks for the story.
Give me a break

Layton, UT

#12 Sep 29, 2010
You build your house on a mountain side where deer have eaten and lived for years, then you complain about it give me a break!! Hey ill trade place with ya anytime i live in the city and id love to wake up to deer in my yard taking a nap eating my flowers in the morning,, what a great way to start a day instead of loud traffic and yelling neighbors and loud ice cream trucks. Your living the good life people wake up and quit taking life for granted it could be worse.

Not only that but on another note they have also shortened the rifle hunt to four days now instead of like a week and they are wondering why we have more deer population then usual?? Just something to think about
annon

Logan, UT

#13 Sep 29, 2010
zuzo wrote:
Why he did not ride a bike with speed that is avoidable to hot a deer?.
Wow really?! First off, he was on 1800 South which is a street that has plenty of blind spots. Deer cause an incredible amount of accidents. Even if you are preparing and watching out for them you don't always avoid them. So maybe before you make an idiotic comment about someone who got hurt, think about what you are saying.
a concerned individual

Montgomery, AL

#14 Nov 29, 2010
I am a hunter, I understand the need for controlling the population of animals. What I don't understand is were do we expect these deer to go? Deer have used the foothills of the wasatch front for hundreds of years, we just expect them not to because we are a growing comunity. Our mule deer population declines every year and yet we still insist on giving building peremits on winter ranges, I have enjoyed the ability to see and harvest these beautiful animals and am coming to the realization that if we do not change our ways my children and my childrens children are not going to have the same opertinities. I was very sory to hear about the accident that nearly cost a man his life, but please do not use anger for what happened as a means for distroying the populations of an animal that is slowly disapearing anyway.

Since: Oct 10

Heber City, UT

#15 Dec 6, 2010
So because this guy is on a motorcycle had hit a deer, it's automatically the deer's fault? What if a dog had run out onto the road, would we blame the dog or call it an accident? What if a child had run onto the road? What if he had hit a pothole he couldn't see? If his bike had slipped on a banana peel, would we have justification to ban the sale of bananas in Bountiful?
Rjensen

Bountiful, UT

#16 Feb 5, 2014
LIndsayLu283 wrote:
I was the one who called 911 on this accident. I'm really glad to hear he's going to be ok. I've been wondering how he was after they life flighted him. Thanks for the story.
Hey, I was the one who hit the deer on my motorcycle. Never found you or could find your name. Thanks so much for doing what you did and staying with me.

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