The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department's deer management program has ended for the 2107 winter season, and the results are in.

Since December, a total of 281 deer were removed from the parks including 44 from West Fairmount Park, 77 from the Wissahickon Valley, 28 from Cobbs Creek Park, 11 from Tacony Creek Park and 121 from Pennypack Park. The temporary curfew in those parks has been lifted.

Over 7,000 pounds of venison was distributed through local food banks to feed needy people in the Philadelphia area, the city reported.

The program aims to mitigate the effects of deer overpopulation in the parks, such as reduced vegetation and deer-vehicle collisions.