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Cranbrook to cull urban deer

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Cranbrook will be the first city in B.C. to be allowed to cull its urban deer, the CBC’s Bob Keating reports.

The province will allow the City to deal with its problem deer as they have been attacking pets and even people.

Cranbrook will model its deer cull after what city officials did in Helena, Mont.

The province will issue the city a permit to trap and kill up to 25 deer. A contractor will bait problem deer into a Clover trap — then kill them with a bolt gun, similar to the way animals are killed in slaughterhouses

The venison will be offered to First Nations and food banks.