Lakeway to address citizen concern about deer population management

Deer (KXAN File Photo)
Deer (KXAN File Photo)

LAKEWAY, Texas (KXAN) – The City of Lakeway will address recent public concern about the culling of the deer population in a meeting next week.

Some members of the public have raised concern at the methods used to reduce the deer population in Lakeway calling them inhumane.

Lakeway officials say the program has been in use since 1999 and was developed by and is monitored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

“Not managing the deer population would place the deer at greater risk of vehicle collisions, starvation and disease,” City officials said in a statement.

Among suggestions for more humane practices, sterilization of the deer has been mentioned. That practice is illegal in Texas.

At 6 p.m. on November 18 at the Lakeway City Hall, a TPWD urban biologist will be on hand with a presentation about the need for culling and to answer questions related to the methods used.

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