Human encroachment into traditional wildlife habitat via urban development has created an issue with mule deer within Draper City. The ability of deer to adapt to development and to multiply prodigiously causes vehicle accidents, health concerns, and ecological and property damage. In response to this problem, Draper City contracts with the Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) to manage our urban deer population. This program is not used in areas of the city east of Highland or in Suncrest.
Details about this program are available at the link below. A public meeting will be held on August 19, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 PM at Draper City Hall where representatives from Draper Police Animal Services and DWR will be available to answer questions about the program as part of the contract renewal process.