The City of Sheridan Police Department has been working with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to acquire a Chapter 56 Permit. The permit allows Sheridan Police Officers to take deer on lands owned by the City, and with the landowner's permission, on property not owned by the City, within City limits.
Obtaining the permit from the State is all part of the City's action plan to control and reduce deer population. Aside from the animals pillaging through residents yards and gardens and what not, they also can be blamed for thousands of dollars in damage to people's vehicles annually. Sheridan Police Lieutenant Andrew Conrad says there is another very important reason for keeping the numbers down within the City.
Conrad explains that they are looking to control some of the larger more problematic deer herds around the City.
Those areas are the Scott Edition/Sparrow Hawk area, and the area near 5th Street and Mydland Road. As far as what will happen with the deer meat?
Under the Chapter 56 Permit, the City is allowed to kill up to 100 deer during the calender year; however, Conrad stated that it's more likely that they'll take 20 to 30 animals over the winter.