Cody Planning to Cull More Deer to Reach Target Popluation
A city in northern Wyoming plans to continue using police sharpshooters to reduce its deer population.
A Wyoming Game and Fish Department permit allows the city of Cody to cull as many as 50 deer per year.
A recent count showed 180 deer in the city limits, down from 192 in 2018 and nearly 300 in 2015.
A task force in 2015 recommended reducing the deer population to 150.
Police sharpshooters have killed 151 deer since the local program began.
The police department provides the deer to people willing to process and eat the meat.