Provo, other cities to stop relocating wandering deer


The town of Provo is ending its urban deer relocation program.

The Every day Herald reported Monday that Provo will not relocate deer found wandering inside city limits in the wake of state officers’ choice to not make that an choice.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Assets announced final week it was stopping the relocation program because of the spread of illnesses and the survival rates for relocated deer.

Herriman and Provo also will cease relocating deer.

Provo has been collaborating in the city deer program since 2017. In that time, the town has relocated almost ninety deer.

Meanwhile, the deadly urban deer program will continue in 17 cities in Utah.


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