Missoula has an urban deer population problem. You can find them sleeping under bushes and in backyards in the heart of town. They eat shrubs and landscaping and you can’t even think about having a garden. Deer are also a hazard on city streets to all motorists.

Other metro areas have taken steps to alleviate some of the problem. In Helena for example, law officers are allowed to trap and kill deer. The meat is donated to local food banks. In the suburbs of Pittsburgh PA they have a bow hunting season.  Now Fairfax VA is seeking permission sterilize all the does. The process from “darting” to release takes about 90 minutes.