Deer population study in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa residents have complained about the increase in deer so much, that city officials have commissioned a study of the area's growing deer population.{}{} {}The city will spend more than $4,000 to conduct the study next year, according to the director of the city's transportation department, Tera Tubbs.{}{} {}Tubbs says it may be the first time the city has commissioned such a study.{}{} {}Some officials are concerned that areas over-populated with deer could lead to the animals damaging property or getting hit by cars.{}{} {}The study will begin around the end of January. It could take a month to a month and a half to complete.{}{}