Several Clarington residents were saddened by the killing of a tame buck in the village by the Ohio Division of Wildlife on Aug. 12. The death of the deer ends what had become a very publicized situation.
Clarington resident Trina Heslep said of the deer, “I don’t know of anyone in town who hasn’t come in contact with him.” The deer had been around town for four to five months and was tame enough to pet.
“He was very tame, very nice, very gentle around the kids. But, I know he wouldn’t have stayed that way, that he would’ve gotten ornery or possibly aggressive during the rut,” said Heslep.