But in all honestly 20 years ago ya never seen any deer in town & now its loaded with them. I believe it is the drought that has brought them in. In the hey day of the early 80's my dad would kill a buck like every other year or so. Heck even Gordon Eastman came & filmed a deer hunt w/ some locals off of Hwy 9 in the hay day. Now ya gotta work really hard to find a buck like that in the "Canon" area . In the hay day we had big ranches that would let a guy hunt now they are all split up into 50 acre ranchets. More people = less deer also i believe more elk= less deer. There is becoming a pot load of elk in that country .