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Your Views: Hunting deer in city would be dangerous; best to let them be
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I can't believe that any sane person would even think of shooting deer in the city. Discharging a firearm in a populated area would be dangerous for people, property, gas lines, power lines, as well as for the deer.

I enjoy the deer that come to our yard nearly daily, even though they ate our little garden. My family watches them as we watch the birds, groundhogs, foxes and other wildlife that seem to manage to survive in the city.

They may eat a few cultivated plants and vegetables, but I do not see that as a reason to kill them. Plant something they don't eat. Please don't try to remove them with traps or poison as someone did last summer in our neighborhood. Our cat was killed after eating poison left out near our house. Just leave the deer to take care of themselves.

Tamra Schardl
Gainesville

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