Bountiful tries to limit the prancing and pawing of each little hoof

Dennis Christensen has counted as many as 22 mule deer hanging out in his backyard.

Last week, there were 13 milling around and leaving not-so-friendly reminders on the lawn.

But their numbers are shrinking.

State wildlife managers, Bountiful leaders and volunteers are collaborating this winter in an effort to trap and move urban deer from suburban neighborhoods to remote locations across Utah.