Frustration grows over inaction on Bloomington deer population

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Efforts to reduce Bloomington's urban deer population appear to have stalled a year after city leaders adopted recommendations from a task force that suggested ways to cull the herd.

No action has been taken since the city council adopted a report from the Bloomington-Monroe County Deer Task Force last December. The report was a two-year effort and recommended both lethal and non-lethal methods of reducing the population.

Task force member Keith Clay tells The Herald-Times ( ) it's "frustrating" that no action has been taken. But Councilman Dave Rollo says he's confident there will be movement next year.

Discussions are underway to get a strategy in place for Griffy Lake, which Rollo says is a concern because of the effects the deer have on plant species.

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