Packed room at Truro deer management information session

People were lined up out the door at the Truro Fire Hall Community Room Tuesday night for a deer management information session.

A number of stations were set up around the room with representatives from various groups, including the Department of Natural Resources, Nova Scotia Health Authority, and the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus.

The town also had twelve possible options for dealing with the deer issue on display, ranging from stronger enforcement of no-feeding bylaws, a contraception program to reduce the deer population over several years, or a potential cull.

When the meeting started at 5:30 p.m., Truro's Director of Planning told our newsroom that 1,185 people had also filled out an online survey.

Jason Fox says just under 48 per cent say deer are an issue in the town.

He says the survey will likely run for another week.

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