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WINGMAN

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Jan 25, 2005
207
Independence
Sharp Shooters May Be Called To Combat Deer Invasion

Deer Blamed For 700 Car Accidents In 2004



POSTED: 5:10 pm EDT August 9, 2005
UPDATED: 6:28 am EDT August 10, 2005


CINCINNATI -- Tri-state residents found themselves in a debate Tuesday over a deer dilemma in local parks, News 5's Juliette Vara reported.

Deer have invaded area parks and some residents believe it's time to take extreme measures to control the population.

The plan is to bring in sharp shooters to the Mount Airy Forest and California Woods. Park officials said there are about 600 deer in the area, but the number should be about 30.

Officials said the plan is to hire Cincinnati police officers are shooters to comb the parks in November 2006.

Experts said the deer are ruining yards and causing accidents. Police said more than 700 accidents were caused by deer in 2004.

A local man said his tomato garden was such a hit with deer this year, he moved it to higher ground.

The deer are also blamed for ruining the vegetation and causing erosion problems.

"You almost get the impression that someone came along with hedge clippers and manicured bushes," said Jim Godby, of Cincinnati parks.

The deer are running out of food, so they eat whatever they can find.

"That reduces the number of plants other animals can use (and) shrubs birds can nest in," Godby said.

Opponents believe shooting the deer is inhumane and would like to examine alternatives, like using tranquilizers or contraceptives.

The program would cost about $170,000, including $45,000 to pay the shooters and parks staff and $30,000 for public relations.

Officials said the meat would be donated to local food kitchens.
 

WINGMAN

6 pointer
Jan 25, 2005
207
Independence
$170,000 just to get rid of some deer. That's a ridiculous number. It just goes to show how crazy some people are, that one guy must have some real good tomatoes.
 

shogan

Cyber-Hunter
Aug 15, 2002
3,667
Central, ky
HEck if they would buy 1 crossbow it would wipe out the whole herd and only cost them $500 bucks.

Chuckle chuckle ha ha

Laugh it off guys it's funny!
 

RutNBuck

12 pointer
Dec 10, 2001
4,010
Northern Ky
this has been a problem for a long time im good friends with guys in that area...the problem is them peta/anti's was ahhh arent they so purty,cute..people outta be ashamed for harming one of these sad eyed creatures..i say call all them that fits in that class and ask them "Ok now we got this problem what do you suggest we do next" see what their reply is..
tell them to foot the bill to cature and relocate them..heck i'll even offer some places to turn some of them loose...."Opps wait has Ohio had any cases of that Mad Deer diease? whats it called ? Cwd? if so keep them all over on their side of the river
 

brandon2000

6 pointer
Apr 25, 2005
241
We had that problem in Alabama on a non huntable Wildlife forrest. What they did was let tags be drawn for the area and let bow hunters go in and harvest 2 deer a piece ( buck or doe). They will do this again this year and the population is slowly being brought into check. Maybe they ought to give it a thought. Would save them a lot of money.
 

skin_dog1

BBBC Members
Jan 2, 2004
10,496
Bowling Green, KY, USA.
RutNBuck said:
this has been a problem for a long time im good friends with guys in that area...the problem is them peta/anti's was ahhh arent they so purty,cute..people outta be ashamed for harming one of these sad eyed creatures..i say call all them that fits in that class and ask them "Ok now we got this problem what do you suggest we do next" see what their reply is..
tell them to foot the bill to cature and relocate them..heck i'll even offer some places to turn some of them loose...."Opps wait has Ohio had any cases of that Mad Deer diease? whats it called ? Cwd? if so keep them all over on their side of the river
Their answer would be birth control!
 


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