Although deer aren’t considered dangerous, they can act aggressively to protect themselves or their fawns, and may see people and dogs as a threat. At this time, there are no plans to control deer populations in Okotoks. Deer are part of the biodiversity landscape in Okotoks too, but residents are strongly encouraged to adopt strategies to discourage deer from eating and inhabiting their yards. If residents are willing to be unified in their behaviours and actions towards deer deterrent strategies, the urban deer population can remain at tolerable levels.
The Urban Deer Task Force presented its final report and recommendations to Council at the May 10, 2021 regular meeting.