The feeding of deer within the City of Iowa City has been banned following a newly-passed ordinance.

The ordinance was approved at the Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, City Council meeting and published in the Press-Citizen on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

The feeding of deer has been banned for numerous reasons, including that fed deer are more likely to starve, can transmit chronic wasting disease, are more likely to be found in residential areas, and contribute to vehicle collisions. 

The complete ordinance can be read online

Date of publication

Thursday, September 24, 2020