Around 20 Bryan residents attended Monday’s Bryan City Council meeting to discuss the problem of deer on the west side of town.
An officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said aerial thermal imaging has shown Pulaski and Center townships contain between 40 and 50 deer per square mile — one of the highest deer populations in the state. An acceptable number would be about 20 deer per square mile.
Bryan officials are considering a number of ways to control the exploding deer population, including controlled hunts and deer contraceptives.
According to the Bryan Times, one pregnant doe can lead to 44 deer within seven years.
Additionally, deer overpopulation can contribute to disease.
After a lot of discussion on the matter, council decided not to take any action on the deer issue at this time.