Bird feeders that can be accessed only by birds and squirrels
Bird feeders that can be accessed by bears, deer, raccoons, skunks, and other wildlife
Grain, hay, and any other food items that may attract wildlife
Bear Buffer Zone
Some areas on the edges of Missoula have special requirements for garbage disposal because bears are present in or near these neighborhoods. If you live in the bear buffer zone, please familiarize yourself with the requirements in Missoula Municipal Code 8.28.085.
If your garbage containers are not bear-resistant, you must keep them inside a bear-resistant enclosure. These containers may only be outside the enclosure between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on the day of waste pickup.
Within city limits, contact Republic Services at 406-543-3157, and they will remove the deer for free within 72 hours of notification. The deer must be located adjacent to the street, as close to a regular garbage pickup location as possible. Call 24 hours a day; after business hours, leave a message.
If the deer is located in the middle of the road, or otherwise poses an immediate human safety concern, call 911.
To dispose of the deer yourself, you can drop it off free of charge at the Missoula Landfill at 3737 Coal Mine Road between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
There are private contractors that will come and remove the deer for a fee, including Nature's Best Inc. and Ibey Sprinklers and Landscape.