Please sign our petition. For those who haven't yet seen it, the text reads: "We, the undersigned, oppose (1) deer killing/harvesting in the City of Austin and (2) the use of City funds for deer killing." As of Saturday, February 19, we have MORE than 500 signatures, with approximately 300 from the 78731 and 78759 ZIP codes. Thank you, all! Keep up the good work!


About DeerAustin.org

The organizers of this site are neighbors who live in the 78731 zip code in Austin, TX. We have joined together to oppose any and all deer harvesting and trap-and-kill procedures in our neighborhood and city.

We invite you to read our posts, learn about living in Austin with white-tailed deer and speak out against the needless killing of wild animals.

Thanks for visiting this site. We're glad you're here.

Oh Deer! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa Ferguson   
Friday, 12 November 2010 09:43

Are deer devouring your landscape? Some people use fences and other methods to keep them out—most of which can harm the deer and also interfere with their natural habitat. How about a simple, safe, and natural deterrent? And one that's free, renewable, and humane? (Hint: It grows on dogs.) Full story at http://prime.peta.org/2010/01/oh-deer

Last Updated on Friday, 19 November 2010 14:16
Project in Motion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robin   
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 17:47

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), "white-tailed deer are an important natural resource and a part of Texas’ natural heritage."

Some people want to eradicate this natural resource.

However, some of us who live in the 78731 zip code of Austin, Texas, enjoy our wild neighbors. We view our opposition to "lethal harvesting," aka deer-killng, quite basically as an animal rights issue, a property rights issue and a taxpayer issue.

Everyone has some standard for when it is okay to kill an animal. For many people, if not most, eating flowers does NOT meet the standard.

Second, we think living among the deer adds to the character and value of our neighborhood. We have a right to that.

Finally, if some folks want to trap and kill the deer, let them do it in their own yards and use their own money for it. Don't use my money. Don't use our money.

We welcome all visitors and supporters. Feel free to add comments and suggestions about links and resources to add to the site. This is a project in motion.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 November 2010 03:18
Gardeners have choices for deer-resistant screen plants. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Teresa   
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 16:54

(From the Austin American-Statesman, 10/30/10)

I need an evergreen privacy screen. I live in southern Travis County and have a 450-foot property line that has a view to about 10 to 12 neighbors' backyards. I need something that won't be nibbled by the deer that come through most nights, and drought tolerant or minimal watering would be perfect. Last year I planted a couple dozen Leyland cypress trees, and only one survived last summer's drought, followed by the cold winter.

What to plant? Learn More...

Last Updated on Friday, 19 November 2010 14:16

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