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Preventing Deer Damage

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It is difficult to move deer out of areas where they are not wanted. Due to inherent risks to the public and undue stress to the animal, Alberta Fish and Wildlife staff is not in the practice of tranquilizing deer just to remove them from a certain area.

We have a healthy urban deer population that we will need to coexist with. A hungry deer will find almost any plant palatable; no plant is “deer proof”, although certain species of plants are better choices than others. There are several options to try and prevent deer damage such as deer repellents and placing netting round small trees and shrubs, however, adequate fencing to exclude deer is the only sure way to control deer damage.

For more information, contact Alberta Fish and Wildlife at 403.529.3680.