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Officials optimistic on Havre deer management plan


Last updated 1/13/2023 at 12:08pm

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Deer rest on property in Havre. Havre police are cautiously optimistic about the success of a deer management plan that includes deer hunting in and near the city limits.

While weather seems to have impeded hunting efforts, Havre officials remain cautiously optimistic about the recently implemented urban deer management plan in the city, despite criticism by some residents.

The plan, which allows for bow hunting of urban deer in certain areas of the city and potentially trapping on private property at some point, was passed by the Havre City Council last year with overwhelming community support.

The deer population within the city has grown significantly over the past few years and the animals, becoming increasingly comfortable with humans, have caused an...

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