Feeding deer will attract bears and cougars to our communities

ImageWe are very fortunate to share our wonderful Elk Valley communities with wildlife.  By managing wildlife attractants (garbage, birdfeeders, pet food) responsibly, our communities will remain safe for both wildlife and people.

Please be reminded that deer can be aggressive during fawning season (late May through July) as Doe’s protect their young. 

Avoid Deer Encounters

  • Deer can be dangerous.  Never approach or feed deer.
  • If deer are responding to your presence, you are too close.  Keep a distance of 15 to 20 metres.
  • Keep dogs on a leash, but if deer charge towards you drop the leash so the dog can escape and try to place a solid object (tree or car) between you and the deer.