Contraception 2019

Contraception News from 2019

Rockville Mayor and Council To Vote on Deer Culling Plan December 16, 2019 Maryland, Bethesda Magazine
... allow residents to hunt deer in Redgate Park with compound bows or crossbows... In January, the previous council heard several options for population management, including administering birth control to female deer...

Valley Forge rejects deer birth control, so hunting continues December 5, 2019 Pennsylvania, Valliant News
... The park spends between $97,000 and $173,000 of its $6 million annual budget on culling, the park service reported in 2015. Park officials estimated reproductive control would cost slightly more — $108,000 to $195,000 annually... Stephanie Boyles Griffin, a scientist who opposes the culling, accused officials of setting the bar too high “so that no fertility control agent will ever be acceptable for use” at Valley Forge...

Oak Bay. Modern deer hunters fire birth-control darts November 3, 2019 British Columbia, Times Colonist
... Hering is the lead wildlife veterinarian of the Oak Bay Deer Project,.. attempting to reduce the number of wild deer in the municipality... dart projector — a modified rifle capable of firing vaccine-laden darts ... immunocontraceptive ... We have vaccinated 60 does and there are another 17 with GPS collars...

...  the immuno-contraception vaccine — called porcine zona pellucida — causes the production of antibodies that prevent fertilization of eggs... the potential to be a significant solution for any municipality across North America looking to co-exist with urban wildlife,” said Kristy Kilpatrick, president of the non-profit Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society ...
     Oak Bay, Urban deer get birth control to curb overpopulation October 13, 2019 British Deer News, YAHOO!
... study into deer contraceptives ... For the study, 20 female deer won't receive any birth control. Another 40 to 50 does within the population will receive the contraceptive shot...

Oak Bay, Deer decked out for colourful contraception campaign September 30, 2019 British Columgia, Oak Bay News
... Spearheaded by the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society, orange-vested teams have successfully immuno-contracepted 55 deer in less than three weeks... The colour-coded tags match a simple, coloured collar ... The identification collars fit high on the doe’s neck, and more snugly than the GPS collars, minimizing chafing noticed from some of the GPS collars...

Oak Bay deer contraception program underway September 6, 2019 British Columbia, Victoria News
...  the owners of about 600 Oak Bay houses have signed up to volunteer access to their property... The crew and veteranarian are visible in their yellow vests. They start at dawn and work until about noon...

Fripp Island, SC island residents upset community leaders want to shoot deer to limit population growth August 6, 2019 South Carolina, Post and Courier Charleston
... board members seem set on culling the population, which has started to grow again since the birth control program ended ... using a birth control program is roughly six times more expensive than paying a sharpshooter... “But so many of us are against the sharpshooting, it’s not what we stand for being a wildlife sanctuary.” ...

Oak Bay, Expand Oak Bay deer birth control across region, say Victoria mayor and councillor   July 30, 2019 British Columbia, Times Colonist
... we’re all saying we’d like to get on board with what Oak Bay is doing now, which is the immunocontraceptive program, because we see that as the way of the future,” Desjardins said... Researchers collected data on population density and distribution by putting radio collars on 20 does last year, and setting up 39 remote cameras ...

Oak Bay residents eager to sign up for deer control July 17, 2019 British Columbia, 
Times Colonist
...  More than 150 quickly responded to a request from Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch this week to register their properties so they’re available to those administering the immunocontraception vaccine to deer... it’s hoped as many as 80 female deer will be given ... vaccine ...
     Oak Bay to launch new deer contraceptive program in September July 16, 2019 British Columbia, victoriabuzz.com
... “Immuno-contraception (IC) is a type of vaccine that induces the animal to produce antibodies that prevent fertilization and the formation of an embryo,” explains the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS), who will be leading the program...

... CEO Tom D’Orazio says he expects the EPA to approve the product within 10 months ... hashing out the details of a USDA deal in which the Fitchburg company could generate some new shared intellectual property ...

SpayVac using vaccines to control wildlife populations June 25, 2019 Wisconsin, Wisbusiness.com
...  Fitchburg-based SpayVac works on controlling not only deer population, but also other animals ... Culling and relocation are short-term measures, since removing animals from the population just makes the conditions even better for more reproduction, almost certainly resulting in a rebound population that will fill the gaps that the removed animals left...

... The $248,290 grant from Avalon Park and Preserve will fund a six-year study by The Humane Society of the United States and scientists from Tufts University... will test tools for using PZP, an immunocontraceptive vaccine, on female deer in the sanctuary and other parts of the village...

Esquimalt considers birth control for its deer population March 7, 2019 British Columbia, Peninsula News Review
... Coun. Ken Armour advocates that the Township seek provincial approval to develop a plan and work with the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society (UWSS) to create an immuno-contraception strategy to manage and reduce the deer population in Esquimalt...

Oak Bay one step closer to deer immunocontraceptive test February 20, 2019 British Columbia, BC Local News
...  the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society and the municipality have a licence to immunize 40 deer, but that they are in the process of expanding that licence to 80... the next steps for the study will be to look at density and demographic changes during different seasons ...

... using birth control, installing automatic feeders that, along with corn, contain contraceptives... called OvoControl, is said to be non-toxic and only has contraceptive effects in birds...

No Kill Deer Hunt a success February 3, 2019 Ohio, Portsmouth Daily Times 
... The No Kill idea was started by local deer farm owner Todd Dunn, who said he needed to tranquilize his herd and remove the horns from his bucks and give them immunization shots [contraception could be delivered the same way, using local hunters] ...

... facial recognition software, drone-mounted infrared cameras and a dart-delivered contraceptive to track, count and contain a white-tailed deer population ... Allen Rutberg ... at Tufts University... could improve the cost-effectiveness and practicality of the immunocontraceptive vaccine PZP...



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