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Posted on: November 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Do Not Feed the Deer


Please do not feed the deer in our neighborhoods. Offering food could be harmful if it’s the wrong food and can contribute to the transmission of disease. It could also make them lose their wariness of humans and attract predators like cougars who follow deer herds. It may also affect their annual migration patterns in the winter if the deer are enticed to stay at a feeding area. 


Draper City Code prohibits any person to intentionally feed deer, elk or moose. Food includes any fruit, grain, mineral, salt, vegetable, or other material placed outdoors for the consumption of these animals. A person may be fined for doing so as a class C misdemeanor.

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