Aberdeen City Council is considering a deer cull to protect motorists, trees and plants.
A plan to "humanely manage" the animals will be discussed by councillors on the communities, housing and infrastructure committee on Tuesday, October 27.
This follows the news that more than 60 deer have been killed by vehicles in the city during the last 12 months.
However, the local authority sparked anger among animal lovers when they killed more than 20 of the creatures in March 2012.
And although the local authority insists any "deer management" would be carried out "humanely", the new proposal has been criticised by campaigners.
Aberdeen City Council was presented with a 430-signature petition in April.
This asked the authority to “immediately halt all planned deer culling until new population measurements can be taken”.
But, despite the protest, councillors decided to continue with the status quo.
If the proposal is approved next week, outside contractors would be recruited to curb deer numbers.
Earlier this year, Cllr Alan Donnelly said: "Nobody likes killing animals, but if we didn’t, they would starve to death.
"There isn’t enough vegetation and there is a danger of traffic accidents if they get on the roads.
"All councils have to have deer management controls in place and we are one of the better local authorities.”
Details of the recommendations can be examined here.
However, Suzanne Kelly, a spokesperson for Save the Tullos Hill deer, who created the original petition, told STV she was angry at the possibility of another cull.
She said on Wednesday: "The city has been asked repeatedly to consider non-lethal measures to cull deer. But it turned down free advice.
"The last official count we know of in January 2014 showed shockingly low numbers.
"The city has allowed building in the greenbelt on a huge scale across the city, and now feigns surprise that the deer, forced from their habitats, are dying on the roads."
Meanwhile, John Robins of Animal Concern, said: "Aberdeen City Council is cull crazy. They have yet to adequately answer questions about the cost and effect of previous very extensive culling.
"With the current state of the economy, they should have better things to spend public money on rather than creating an unnecessary witch hunt against deer.”