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Feeding deer now illegal in Oxford

 

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The Oxford Board of Aldermen has voted to make the feeding of deer in the city illegal.

The ordinance was adopted in a 6-1 vote on Tuesday.

It makes it unlawful to feed, provide feed or other attractants to deer within the city limits. Attractants are defined as food, garbage or a salt lick. Attractants don't include ornamental plants, vegetable gardens or hanging bird and squirrel feeders.

Feeders for birds and squirrels that can be accessed by deer are banned.

First-time offenders will get warning. Any repeat offenses will result in a $50 fine.

State officials recommended the ordinance to help Oxford find ways to reduce the growing population of deer in the city limits.

Discussions on other possible remedies are ongoing.

Online:

Oxford deer plan, http://www.oxfordms.net

Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com

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