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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Thermopolis reinstates deer management program


November 16, 2018

THERMOPOLIS - The Thermopolis Police Department will restart a deer management program again this year, after taking a year off in 2017. Originally, the program began to mitigate vehicle/deer accidents and property damage in-town.

“We had reached a manageable population level, and took a year off, after six years of the program, but predators are pushing them back toward town,” explained Sergeant Pat Cornwall.

Off-duty police officers will be harvesting deer at the outskirts of Thermopolis in an attempt to keep the deer numbers down. The town has received 30 licenses, and officers have...

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