City Council Special Meeting - Wildlife Discussion

Unable to join the conversation at this week's meeting? Use this wildlife survey to get involved.


McCall, ID – The City of McCall leadership and its citizens share a common goal of ensuring a healthy and sustainable deer population in their community. A wildlife conversation on May 4th, 2023, will explore ways to achieve this.


Last week, the City of McCall announced that it will hold a community conversation event on Thursday, May 4th, 2023, at 5:30 pm. The event will take place at the McCall-Donnelly High School Commons and is open to the public.


The community conversation event will provide residents with an opportunity to come together and discuss how we can coexist with local wildlife. Whether you support or oppose a feeding ordinance, we encourage you to attend and share your thoughts.


The event will provide a collaborative setting to engage new ideas and public opinion on short-term and long-term wildlife goals, as well as a possible feeding ordinance. The discussion is meant to support a healthy and wild deer population in and around McCall not to eradicate deer. Guests from Idaho Fish & Game as well as the Idaho Conservation League are expected to attend. 


The event will also explore other ideas for protecting wildlife, such as forming a wildlife advisory group, using educational tools, and spreading awareness about the importance of protecting our wildlife and sharing our story with visitors to our city. Furthermore, the city will explore best practices for handling the likely effects that may occur if the ordinance is implemented. 


“We are excited to host this important event,” said Mayor Bob Giles. “By coming together and sharing our thoughts and ideas, we can work towards finding solutions that will benefit both our community and the wildlife that calls it home.”


The City of McCall encourages residents to attend this community conversation event and participate in this key discussion. Those unable to attend can take a survey to provide their feedback.


For more information, please contact the City of McCall at (208) 634-7142 or visit the City’s website at

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