How many deer in the city of Waupaca would be an acceptable level? That number, known in wildlife biological circles as the “Social Carrying Capacity”, could help city leaders determine their next step in trying to solve the deer issue. Several residents from the Lake Street, Main Street, and Shadow Lake Drive areas told city council members last night that they’re seeing deer in their yards nearly every day and night, and they’re tired of it. And many of those same residents report an increase in ticks, and incidents of Lyme’s Disease. The city and state to have laws prohibiting feeding deer, but that doesn’t stop the animals from munching on plants, bushes, and gardens in peoples’ yards. DNR wildlife biologist Jake Fries says parts of the city are a deer haven, so its natural that the deer would stick around. The city has options, including promoting more bow hunting, trying non-lethal means, or hiring sharpshooters. The council will take up the issue again at it’s meeting next Tuesday.