Small ND town might have more deer than people

Associated Press

STREETER, N.D. (AP) — The small southeast North Dakota town of Streeter might have more deer than people.

About 150 people live in the town, and residents estimate that between 200 and 300 deer have taken shelter there this winter. Gary Horst tells The Jamestown Sun that it's not unusual to have a deer lying on the doorstep when he gets up in the morning.

Jason Smith with the state Game and Fish Department says it's easier for deer to get around in a town when there's lots of snow cover in the countryside. He also says there are a lot of predator coyotes in the area. The deer also can eat shrubs, and grain on the ground at the local elevator.

City Council member Doug Wittmier says no one has filed a complaint.