User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


66° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Oh Deer! What To Do

August 28, 2014, 5:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

Oh Deer!  What To Do
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Sioux Falls city officials are seeking the public's input on a plan to reduce the deer population inside city limits.

They'll be sending out a survey to homeowners in the southern edge where a lot of deer like to roam around the Big Sioux River. As you're about to see, some people like them, others  see them as pests.

Oh dear, what should the city do about the growing deer population within city limits? 

Working with the Game, Fish and Parks Department, the city has a plan to reduce the herd.  One idea is to ban feeding them.

"Do you feed them? No, not willingly.  They eat our garden in the back," Maria Putholf said.

Maria Putholf says she's tried many desperate measures to keep the deer out of the garden; including human hair and deer repellant.  But now she's put a fence around the garden and added blaze orange tape on top to try and scare the deer away.

"Tried tons of different things to get them away from it, nothing you can really do," Putholf said.

The city wants to know how the public feels about the possibility of thinning the herd by shooting some of them with high-powered rifles.

"I'm kind of on the fence about that, I'm pro for them, but yet they are getting a little out of control, sometimes you'll get packs of ten of them up here within the yard and eating stuff, makes me a little nervous shooting them around here," Putholf said.

Bob Obele who lives across the street feels differently.

"We love to see the deer, we have seven little ones running around and with three does with twins and a doe with triplets, they get into everything; flowers, tomatoes, and vegetables," Obele said.

That's why he's not opposed to shooting some of the deer.

"I'd just soon see them moved out into the country, but if they have to shoot a doe here and there, I guess that would be alright," Obele said.

Whether or not it's alright with everyone remains to be seen.

If you'd like to take the survey click here.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
 

View news

You may also like

Jury Finds Annette Bosworth Guilty

5/27/2015 6:43 PM

A jury has found a former U.S. Senate Candidate guilty of perjury and filing false documents.

Full Story
Former Sioux Falls Teacher Sentenced To 15 Years

5/22/2015 11:04 AM

In February, Drueppel admitted she had a relationship with a student while working as a teacher at a Sioux Falls middle school.

Full Story
Shooting Death Investigation Underway In Brown County

5/27/2015 10:40 AM

An Aberdeen man is dead in what may have been an accidental shooting.

Full Story
Elementary School's Playground Destroyed By Fire

5/23/2015 5:14 PM

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue put out a fire on the playground of Hawthorne Elementary Saturday afternoon that damaged the school.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Stabbing

5/23/2015 7:10 AM

Police are investigating an early morning stabbing in east Sioux Falls.

Full Story


Events