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!

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Written by Teresa Ferguson   

DeerAustin represents hundreds of Northwest Hills residents who view deer in our neighborhood as an enhancement to our quality of life. NWACA does not represent our views on this issue, and has no mandate for their current action.

Last year, after much consideration, the city determined that the best course of action was to 1) educate the public about living compatibly with deer and 2) continue to monitor the impact of the no-feed ordinance for a period of several years.  Even though the city has not fully met the ordinance's requirement for education and outreach, something is working. The number of deer-involved collisions, as posted on the city's website (http://www.austintexas.gov/page/deer-reports), is dramatically lower for 2011 compared to 2010 and 2009.

DeerAustin believes the ordinance is working and does not need to be changed at all. We believe NWACA's proposed amendments are unnecessary.

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