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Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015
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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Reminder - City has No Deer Feeding Ordinance

In April of 2016 the City Council enacted a no deer feeding ordinance, effective October 1, 2016. The ordinance can viewed under Chapter 2; Section 2.06, of the city's Code of Ordinances. Click on link below.

Like many communities in the Texas hill country, Fair Oaks Ranch has faced the conflicting issues of residents’ enjoyment of close interactions with deer and other wildlife, and the impact this can have on yards and traffic. With surveys of the deer population over the last 15 years showing a stable or slightly declining deer population, the major issue the City Council chose to address is that of deer crowding. After extensive consultation with experts and gathering public opinion through many venues, the City Council enacted a no feeding ordinance, effective October 1, 2016. 

It is believed this will aid our enjoyment and interaction with our four legged friends in several ways:
  • Reduce the frequency of vehicle collisions and damage to landscaping by avoiding large congregations of deer near residences
  • Reduce an unhealthy dependence of deer on “handouts” that could link to artificial unhealthy increases in deer population
  • Reduce the potential for parasites and infections caused by concentration of deer droppings
  • Reduce potential for attraction of less desirable wildlife (Feral Hogs).
If you want to report a potential violation of the ordinance, please call the police dispatch number to have an officer dispatched to the location.  They will attempt to observe the reported violation.  If they do not see any violation, the complainant will be notified, who then can file an official complaint with the Municipal Court Clerk.
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