Southwest Colorado gets first deer infected with wasting disease, The Journal, July 12, 2016
Deer-culling program gets extended, Lakewood Sentinel, June 13, 2016
According to town administrator Dick Eason, there were two factors contributing to the trustee’s view of a successful program. “It was the fact that we’ve got two years under our belt, and there has not been a single incident. That was one of our primary concerns going into the first year is, number one, safety,” he said. “The other thing is while the numbers, thus far, are not keeping up with the population growth, we are making progress.”
Three injured after deer causes crash on Highway 58, CW2, March 22, 2016
Cities are just deer in the headlights, Durango Times, June 14, 2015
Trapping and transporting would require tranquilizing the deer, having a veterinarian on scene throughout, finding someone to take them, and it comes with a 50 percent mortality rate, he said.
So, the town decided to set up a highly controlled program with volunteer hunters.
Town explains plan to cull deer, Elbert County News, Oct 31, 2014
To qualify for the program, all applicants were required to meet the basic bow-hunting prerequisites for Colorado, to hold a bow-hunter education card and to have been previously licensed to hunt in Colorado. In addition, no one with a big-game hunting violation in the state within the past five years, or who has been suspended from hunting in Colorado, was eligible.
Deer hunt in town of Elizabeth on Tuesday agenda; town says deer population is out of control, News 7 Denver, July 7, 2014