Paintball Guns for Suburban Deer Management


Avon Lake councilman, tired of criticism, may abandon idea of using paintball guns on deer September 5, 2014 Ohio, The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com 
... "I'm not talking about it again until November and then I will consider whether to introduce it to council or not," he said. "The culling ordinance just went through and we need to concentrate on that. The paintball idea has become a distraction." ... Kos said he has been opposed to bow hunting in the city in the first place.  "I was trying to protect the deer," ...

Shooting deer with paintball guns in Avon Lake met with more and more resistance September 3, 2014 Ohio, The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
... "It might work for the short term, scare the deer away, but the deer would come back," said Scott Peters, wildlife management supervisor with the state wildlife division. "The real answer is fencing, planting vegetation the deer do not like."  Peters is among a growing number of people who say Avon city councilman David Kos' unusual suggestion for dealing with the deer problem won't work. [Give it a try, see if it works] ...

Avon Lake, Solving the deer problem with paintball guns?  August 30, 2014 Ohio, WKYC
... a new proposal being considered by the Avon Lake safety committee.  Residents would be permitted to shoot and scare off deer in their backyards with paintball guns...

Avon Lake councilman suggests paintballs to scare off deer August 29, 2014 Ohio, The Chronicle-Telegram
... A member of Avon Lake Council wants to explore whether residents should be permitted to scare deer away from smaller lots by allowing them to fire at the animals with paintball guns.  Council member Dave Kos, 4th Ward and chairman of the Safety Committee, thinks owners of smaller lots need an alternative since archery equipment — permitted under a new ordinance passed by the Council — would never be approved for use...

Dalton Gardens Mulls Paintballing Deer October 8, 2014 Idaho, The Spokesman Review 
...  the city is working on a deer strategy with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and considering both a deer population survey and a do-not-feed ordinance. Additionally, the city is looking at whether it can "allow some type of paintball guns in regards to that as a deterrent," .
Hazing Strategies 

Racine, Deer on the runway: Batten Airport deals with furry visitors January 17, 2015 Wisconsin, Journal Times
... In order to keep the deer away from danger, airport employees have special noisemakers to scare the animals away. A deer depredation program at the airport uses bow hunting to remove the deer, but employees try to avoid these measures... According to David Mann ...

"Bird scarers" at Hawaii airport help prevent catastrophe ... January 4, 2015 Hawaii, www.cbsnews.com/
... There are dozens of bird-plane collisions each year at Honolulu, and the number might be significantly higher without "the bird scarers."  Darrin Phelps leads a team of six here working to minimize bird strikes. They use an array of tricks from pyrotechnic devices known as shellcrackers to high-powered lasers, to decoys that draw birds away from runways...

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