Deer pose safety hazard in Pittsburgh, officials recommend hunting within city limits
The deer herd has swelled over the past decade to somewhere in the thousands and growing, though hard numbers are difficult to come by, the commission said.
Deer can be seen in populated areas because they've learned to live among humans who generally leave them alone, according to the commission.
Last year, the city picked up 140 deer carcasses in most city neighborhoods, most of which were struck by cars. So far this year, 30 deer carcasses have been picked up.
Hunting is allowed with restrictions in the city and game officials said hunting has to be part of the population control solution.