The deer that live in town here are quite tame as well, with some pretty good sized bucks. Around the rut they can get quite cantankerous (and dangerous!). I had a large buck challenge me last year in my front yard - I hightailed it for the deck! He lowered his head and looked like he was going to charge, and even when I tried to shoo him away he kept coming towards me.
I know of quite a few towns that have city bucks hanging out with no fear what so ever. I have aslo seen quite a few mule deer that would go well over 200 points if only you could hunt them where they are located and the fights that go on when they shed their antlers is amazing.
WOW! That buck is huge. Looking @ the 1st pic I thought he had a growth on the right side of his face. In the next pic I could see it was a drop tine. Hopefully he won't be shot by a poacher.
Around here, the game commission has instituted an urban archery season in an attempt to cull over populated deer herds. Towns/cities can/must sign up to participate. May be an option where the deer herds have become accustomed to the urban environment & people.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...