Oxford unveils deer control plan

OXFORD, MS (AP) - The Oxford Board of Aldermen will vote July 6 on a plan to control the growing population of deer inside the city limits. The Oxford Eagle reports that the plan was reviewed for local residents at a public meeting this week.

The issue became a hot topic this past fall when Oxford residents complained about deer overrunning their subdivisions and ruining their vegetation. The city and state wildlife officials had worked for nine months on the proposal.

If aldermen agree, the plan will be implemented in the fall. Several techniques and tools are discussed in the plan, including non-lethal options such as landscaping, fencing and non-feeding.