Sheridan PD to manage the Sheridan deer problem

In continued efforts to manage urban deer populations to reduce deer and human conflict, the Sheridan Police Department is preparing to once again begin harvesting deer from the city limits of Sheridan.

Officers will be conducting operations in the afternoon and evening hours pursuant to the Chapter 56 permit issued by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. As in years past, all harvested deer will be donated to individuals in the community.

During an appearance on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Sheridan PD Lieutenant Travis Koltiska told listeners the program allowing bow hunters to hunt deer in city limits has been a success in years past. The Sheridan PD will be performing the same service; reducing the number of deer in town that could harm residents and pets or damage property. 

Lt. Koltiska

Any community member who desires to receive a harvested deer, with the ability to process the animal, can call the Sheridan Police Department and ask to be put on the deer donation list.  

All deer harvested by the police department are tested for Chronic Wasting Disease and citizens are encouraged to not consume any of the animal until the results are received.  


    • Do you think they have taken out too many deer already? If so, I completely disagree. In my opinion, past harvests of deer in the city have been way too conservative.

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