Urban Deer Management

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If you live or work in the Town of Yarmouth, it’s no secret that the deer population has grown in recent years. And not just by a small margin. In some cases, people are reporting seeing up to 15 deer in their yard at one time. While beautiful, they are becoming more and more of an issue each year. We are not alone, as many other towns across the province are experiencing the same problem.

Looking For Solutions through a Deer Management Strategy

At the April 14th 2022 Yarmouth Town Council meeting, a motion was passed to mirror the Deer Management Strategy developed by the Town of Truro. The strategy will address all issues related to the overpopulation of deer in town. This includes reducing problems with deer as they affect individual properties, offering public education, and exploring options for reducing the population. The strategy will be developed with oversight and guidance from Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables.

Creation of a Deer Management Working Group

A key step in implementing a Deer Management Strategy involves forming a Deer Management Working Group. The group will include town staff, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables representatives, members of the community, and other experts. The group will look at all sides of the issue to find short and long-term solutions.

With the formation of a working group, the Town of Yarmouth is moving forward in hope of developing a comprehensive strategy to solve the deer population issue.

Seeking Citizen Volunteers!

We are looking for three citizens to join the working group. To apply, please email admin@townofyarmouth.ca with your name, phone number, and a brief explanation of why you would like to join the group.


If you live or work in the Town of Yarmouth, it’s no secret that the deer population has grown in recent years. And not just by a small margin. In some cases, people are reporting seeing up to 15 deer in their yard at one time. While beautiful, they are becoming more and more of an issue each year. We are not alone, as many other towns across the province are experiencing the same problem.

Looking For Solutions through a Deer Management Strategy

At the April 14th 2022 Yarmouth Town Council meeting, a motion was passed to mirror the Deer Management Strategy developed by the Town of Truro. The strategy will address all issues related to the overpopulation of deer in town. This includes reducing problems with deer as they affect individual properties, offering public education, and exploring options for reducing the population. The strategy will be developed with oversight and guidance from Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables.

Creation of a Deer Management Working Group

A key step in implementing a Deer Management Strategy involves forming a Deer Management Working Group. The group will include town staff, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables representatives, members of the community, and other experts. The group will look at all sides of the issue to find short and long-term solutions.

With the formation of a working group, the Town of Yarmouth is moving forward in hope of developing a comprehensive strategy to solve the deer population issue.

Seeking Citizen Volunteers!

We are looking for three citizens to join the working group. To apply, please email admin@townofyarmouth.ca with your name, phone number, and a brief explanation of why you would like to join the group.

Share Your Deer Story

The deer population has affected many of us, both residents and businesses alike. Please share your stories on how the deer population has impacted your day-to-day life. Hearing from citizens will be of great help to the deer management working group.

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Page last updated: 16 Jun 2022, 08:54 AM