I was up in Cleveland Ohio for about 17 weeks during the winters of 2002-2006 on company business, where they use lots of salt that is mined right there on Lake Eire to keep the roads clear. Every evening we would drive from downtown Cleveland to the northern suburb where we were staying on I-90. I'm betting we saw 100 deer a night right on the side of the road eating the salt.
Urban deer are a big issue even in OKC. Where Arcadia lake is at NE of Okc, they took a state record archery buck several years back and all the home owners in the area had a screaming fit. Now that they can't grow gardens, bushes, or flowers in their yard, they want the state to do something. When the OWDC said hunting was the only answer, they screamed again, but have since learned to live with them, or now live in walled enclosures ;D
If you look south between Rockwell and Macarthur in the Alfalfa field
on I-40, there is a really nice buck out there right around dusk.
There are also quite a few does on this field. Also, the Kilpatrick
turnpike around the North Canadian I see quite a few deer.
Dennis, it alway makes me kind of giggle when the city folk almost faint at the thought of someone shooting the pretty lil deer, then when they start eating their $100 shrub they become field rats, but still don't shoot Bambi. Then spend $1000 bucks on a fence so they can't see past their back yard and defeat the purpose of moving somewhere with a view and end up hitting a deer with a Beemer. :-\
They got a high dollar housing development over hear near the lake.
They got a nice pond with Canada Geese. [O look @ all the geese hun.]
Now they hate them, cause they don't migrate off & $hit all over their yards.