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By Rodger Nichols
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Deer primary council topic


September 11, 2019

Rodger Nichols

DEER TALK: WDFW Captain Jeff Wickersham speaks to the Goldendale City Council last Tuesday about options to control the deer population in the city.

Urban deer and the predators that follow them into the city were the subject of a special report at Tuesday night's Goldendale City Council meeting. A trio of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employees were on hand to offer suggestions for different options to control those populations. The delegation was headed by Captain Jeff Wickersham, who heads the Southwest Washington area including Lewis, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat Counties. Joining him were conflict specialist Todd Jacobsen and district wildlife biologist Stefanie Bergh. Jacobsen presented a series of slides detailing five possible options.

As a prelude, Jacobsen noted that urban areas serve as re...

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