Perpetual Cull

Examples of the Perpetual, Annual Cull


Rapid City, South Dakota, was killing deer in the city since 1996 with unclear effect and at a cost of over $350,000, a program that has recently come under scrutiny. In Lewis Morris Park, New Jersey, an annual deer cull since 1996 produced the following effect: 63.2 deer per square mile in 1996, 65 deer per square mile in 2009. After 17 years of deer culling, the city of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, concluded the deer population was about the same and began looking for a more cost effective solution.  After 10 years of an annual urban cull, the environmental manager for Wilton, Connecticut, concludes "If we harvest 300 a year it could take us maybe seven [more] years... But of course that does not include baby deer."  Ellisville, Missouri, suspended its urban archery hunt after a child found an arrow in his yard and the Mayor concluded that the program wasn't working anyway.

News (some links may no longer be active)

Duluth City bowhunt under way, with changes September 24, 2017 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune
... Last fall, a total of 352 hunters took part in the city hunt, registering 281 deer, 84 percent of them antlerless. In the 12 previous years of the hunt, a total of 5,853 deer have been taken ...  hunters may now hunt within 100 feet of a city trail instead of the former 200-foot setback requirement ...

Rose Valley OKs new bow-and-arrow deer hunt September 23, 2017 Pennsylvania, The Delaware County Daily Times
... For the seventh year, council authorized a bow and arrow hunt by pre-approved individuals on portions of municipally-owned land...  the original deer management plan estimated 27 white tails should be removed ... As the totals do not account for births, this year’s public hunt is considered maintenance...

Hunters to cull Duke Forest deer September 15, 2017 North Carolina, Durham Herald Sun
... the 10th year Duke has allowed hunting in the forest as part of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Management Assistance Program

Montgomery Parks Schedules Closures for Deer Hunts September 8, 2017 Maryland, BethesdaMagazine.com
...  sharpshooters and archers ...   annual deer management program ... More than 17,000 deer have been killed since the program began 21 years ago ...

Lansing, Village Deer Management Begins 11th Year September 1, 2017 New York, Lansing Star
... began in 2007 after complaints from landowners whose property and gardens were destroyed ... we have no idea about how many deer we have in the Village and what the relationship is of the number of deer to the damage they do," ... "I'm concerned that it may be perceived as killing for killing's sake," ...

Meridian Township, Archers, sharpshooters will hunt at some Ingham County parks  August 23, 2017 Michigan, Lansing State Journal
... Meridian Township's deer management program — now in its seventh year ... the program started prior to the discovery of chronic wasting disease in Meridian Township deer.  “It’s more of a habitat protection vehicle, because we had over-browsing on these properties causing detriment to the flora,”  ...

Columbia, Urban deer hunting program enters 14th year in Columbia August 16, 2017 Missouri, Columbia Missourian
...  Since 2005, bow hunters have reported killing a total of 236 deer on city land, according to data from the parks department. The city could not provide the number of deer killed in 2004, the first year of the program...

Voice of Muscatine 
... In the past 11 years, 478 total deer have been harvested during this program...

Warsaw, Deer task force opens archery hunt to any Indiana resident August 11, 2017 Indiana, News Now Warsaw
... In the last dozen years or so of the program, Grose estimated they’ve taken 500 deer... In the first year of the program, deer would come up to the hunters thinking they had food ...

Hillsdale,  Species reduction hunts on agenda August 7, 2017 Michigan, The Hillsdale Daily News
... The hunt began in 2010... approval of the annual bow hunt within the city limits ...

Upper Dublin, Deer hunting program in Upper Dublin to be expanded July 19, 2017 Pennsylvania, Montgomery Newspapers
... The bow-hunting program, which runs from mid-September to the end of January, was started in 2009 ...  There was a waiting list of 75, he said, for what he termed “a very popular program.” ... police received 144 “deer-related” calls for service in 2016, up from 114 in 2015 ... 

Ottawa Hills, Deer kill is returning with double the limit June 27, 2017 Ohio, Toledo Blade
... Their goal is to kill twice as many as they did last year ... Ottawa Hills Mayor Kevin Gilmore said this year’s count is back up, which is why the village will allow hunters to bag 60 total...

... For the last decade, the city has spent upwards of $600,000 taxpayer money to help control the deer population with the sharp shooter method... With the deer population bouncing back, the task force is back at the drawing board for a fix, including revisiting sterilization...

Ramsey County approves new deer cull to curb overpopulation June 13, 2017 Minnesota, Minneapolis Star Tribune
... Commissioners voted unanimously without discussion to continue a program of deer culls that has gone on since 1999, despite opposition from some animal welfare organizations, which call for birth control injections instead...

... 49 deer were harvested in Fargo's 11th annual 2016-2017 urban deer hunt. That's a new record...

UWSS defends deer count May 3, 2017 British Columbia, Oak Bay News 
   According to the City of Cranbrook, Urban Deer Management Annual Report 2015/16, in Nov. 2010 they counted 101 deer and held their first cull in 2011.  After five years of culling the deer, in November 2015, the annual count identified 137 deer, the highest number since their counts began in 2010....

Sioux Falls deer hunt bags the limit March 15, 2017 Iowa, KELO AM-FM
... the city's annual deer herd culling program  ... police officers shot 50 deer - the limit - between January 1 and March 13, focused in the southeast and northeast parts of town...

...  89 deer and 56 unborn deer were removed from Essex County South Mountain Reservation and Essex County Hilltop Reservation during the 2017 Essex County Deer Management Program... the 10th year the program was held...

Waupaca, Majority favor city bow hunt February 1, 2017 Wisconsin, Waupaca County News
... A managed archery harvest program began in 2006 ...  [survey] asked if they would support a managed bow hunt ... The final survey results show 43.3 percent said they strongly agree the deer herd in the city limits has grown and 27.3 percent disagree with that...

Avon Lake, Changing faces on Avon Lake city council January 30, 2017 Ohio, cleveland.com
... Shondel said the deer problem began in 2005 and, though the city has eliminated several hundred deer, the problem remains. "I am most proud of the deer management program that I spearheaded as environmental chair," ...

Bemidji Pioneer
... In the decade of special deer hunts within city limits, a total of 250 deer have been harvested from two areas of town ... "The last two winters previously were very mild so there was just that many more births that contributed to that population."...

Record deer numbers taken in Rock Island January 20, 2017 Illinois, Quad-Cities Online
... the 22 hunters participating in the fourth annual hunt took 51 deer. That compared to 37 in the 2015-16 season, 50 in the 2014-15 hunt and six during the initial five-week hunt in 2013-14...

Urban deer population on the rise in Helena January 17, 2017 Montana, KXLH Helena News
...  currently about 250 deer within Helena city limits... they started culling deer in 2008 ...

Essex County deer management program to start 10th year January 10, 2017 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com
... Since 2008, 1,254 deer and 759 unborn deer, for a total of 2,013 deer, were removed using the services of experienced and qualified marksmen who volunteer their time ...

Union County plans deer hunts to reduce population in parks January 3, 2017 New Jersey, New Jersey Online
... Since the mid 1990sUnion County has selected licensed hunters to reduce the herds... Last year, a total of 144 deer were removed ...

Mankato, City deer hunt concludes with a near record January 2, 2017 Minnesota, Mankato Free Press
... "Last year we took 36, and we took 35 this year." ...  first began in 2003, requires hunters to take a doe before they are allowed to loose an arrow at a buck...

Cleveland, Annual deer culling to resume in Cleveland Metroparks January 2, 2017 Ohio, cleveland.com
... sharpshooters are expected to begin culling deer in 11 reservations by mid-January ... Cleveland Metroparks began lethal culling in 1998 ...

Rapid City to conduct deer harvest again December 28, 2016 South Dakota, Rapid City Journal
... There are 12 potential bait sites throughout the city ... The total cost for the project is estimated at about $14,000 ... The city has been doing this since 1995 ...

Eden Prairie, USDA to manage Eden Prairie deer population in coming months December 3, 2016 Minnesota, The Sun Current
..... two-man teams, deployed as necessary in areas where they can hunt the deer ...  20 years since the program was adopted ...

Edgmont, A bad day to be a deer at Ridley Creek State Park December 1, 2016 Pennsylvania, Daily Local News
...  the annual hunt of white-tailed deer shut down Ridley Creek State Park to anyone except for hunters armed with shotguns ...    “We love the hunt, we love the sport of it, but the meat is the main thing,” ... “We still want deer in the park, we’re just trying to manage it,” ... 

20 years of urban deer management December 1, 2016 Nebraska, KETV Omaha
... The trails at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha will be closed until Sunday so hunters can thin the herds of deer ... This is the 20th year ... Preister said the recent decline in deer is due to the flood of 2011, a deer disease outbreak in 2012 and continued hunting efforts...

We need your help to stop Philadelphia's silent but deadly deer hunt November 30, 2016 Pennsylvania, Chestnut Hill Local
... For the last 17 years, the annual slaughter of deer has continued ... The Parks and Rec Department has given $408,566 to USDA’s Wildlife Services from 2001 to 2016 to kill deer in these parks. It’s time to invest more in non-lethal measures..

Tyler State Park Closing Dec. 7 For Annual Deer Hunt November 29, 2016 Pennsylvania, Patch.com
... The 1,117-acre park has been hosting the annual hunt for nearly 30 years ...

Deer hunt scheduled at Widewater State Park this week November 30, 2016 Virginia, Free Lance-Star
... DCR periodically holds managed hunts at state parks in an effort to control the deer population as part of the Deer Management Assistance Program. Implemented in 1988 ...

Changes Coming to Annual Presque Isle Deer Hunt November 10, 2016 Pennsylvania, erienewsnow.com
... hunt was started back in 1989 ...  estimated that there are between 30 to 60 antler and antler-less deer spread throughout the peninsula... 85 hunters are allowed to participate each day ...

Smithville Lake, Managed deer hunt scheduled at Smithville Lake November 7, 2016 MIssori, The Smith Herald
... This is the 27th anniversary of the annual Managed Deer Hunt consisting of 65 blinds accessible by truck in and around designated park areas and Waterfowl Refuge ...

18 state parks to close for controlled deer reductions November 2, 2016 Indiana, WTHITV.com
... A total of 18 sate parks in Indiana will be closing temporarily for controlled deer reductions... A report on the 2015 reductions is at stateparks.IN.gov/files/sp-DeerRMRR.pdf 2015 marked the twenty second anniversary of deer reductions in Indiana State Parks. The reductions started in 1993 ...

Helena Police Department conducts deer census October 14, 2016 Montana, KXLH
... a group of officers drives the same 32-mile route through the city, at 10 miles an hour... City leaders introduced the deer census and cull in 2008 ... Since then, about 800 deer have been culled ...

Rose Valley deer bow hunt to start on Saturday September 28, 2016 Pennsylvania, The Delaware County Daily Times
... Approved bow hunting, primarily by local law enforcement personnel, will be permitted Oct. 1-Dec. 10 in the municipal-owned Long Point Wildlife Sanctuary and Todmorden Woods... Initiated in 2010, the original deer management plan estimated 27 white tails should be removed ... a paid cull have resulted in the taking of 26 animals. As the totals do not account for births, this year’s public hunt is considered maintenance...

Manitowoc plans another urban deer hunt September 12, 2016 Pennsylvania, WBAY
... a lot of complaints about ornamental flowers and shrubbery that just gets destroyed by them deer ... Since the controlled hunt started 10 years ago, hunters have harvested 247 deer in Manitowoc. But the number of car-deer crashes has actually increased within the city to an average of 54 a year ...

... some of the new hunters in the city’s deer management program are having difficulty finding appropriate places to hunt... This bow hunting program began in 2008 ... Since then, 951 does have been bagged ...

10th Annual City of Davenport Urban Deer Hunt August 30, 2016 Iowa, KWQC-TV6
... Archery is the only allowable means to harvest deer during the urban deer hunt. Participants must have a valid Iowa hunter’s safety card ...

Oskaloosa urban deer management season August 18, 2016 Iowa, Oskaloosa Herald
... For the seventh year in a row, the City of Oskaloosa is preparing for the upcoming 2016/2017 Urban Deer Hunting season ... 

Council Bluffs,  The city's bow-hunting deer season is coming soon August 14, 2016 Iowa, The Daily Nonpareil
... All new hunters ... pass a $30 online test sponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to be certified to hunt in this program. Once that’s earned, hunters need not take the test again ... This bowhunting program began in 2008 ...

... Wildlife experts point to Oak Mountain State Park as a textbook case of how deer tend to multiply in numbers greater than their habitat can support unless controlled through regulated hunting  [related research, deer populations adjust to the habitat conditions] ... regulated archery hunts were established in 2004 to control the Oak Mountain State Park herd...

Byram, Deer hunting on township land to continue for 2016-2017 season July 21, 2016 New Jersey, The Sparta Independent
... fourth year of the township’s Deer Management Program, with only bow hunting permitted ... Sabatini did not have the specific number of deer harvested in past years, but said the plan has so far fallen short based on the information received from hunters ... 

Deer hunt planned at Whitewater park July 15, 2016 Indiana, Pal-item.com
... Deer reduction hunts ... for more than 20 years...

Urban bow hunters claim 400 deer in Polk County May 29, 2016 Iowa, DesMoinesRegister.com
... a 20-year-old program that allows bowhunting in designated spots within city limits ... During the latest season, hunters killed 400 deer ... 

... the deer management program was started in 2009 ... “It’s dangerous, costly and is a failure,” Crosby Drive resident Melvin Driban said. “It provides sport hunting in view of residents’ backyards...

Oxford deer management program working May 16, 2016 Mississippi, Hamilton Journal News
... seven years of the program  ... city officials are counting the number of deer that will not be born as a gauge to the success ... projection is based on the fact a doe will typically give birth to one fawn in her first year, one or two in her second year and two or three in her third year, with three each year after. [using that math, the earth will soon be covered by deer] ...

Deer hunt considered 'viable' by city officials May 16, 2016 Ontario, The Chronicle Journal
... Thunder Bay’s deer hunt doesn’t appear to be decreasing the number of crashes between the animal and vehicles, according to a city administration report.  For the past four years, Thunder Bay residents have been able to hunt deer using bow and arrows in designated rural areas within city limits ...

Deer kills at highest levels in a decade May 11, 2016 New York, Shelter Island Reporter
... beginning in 2008  ... Since 2012, when the town reported 240 deer killed, the number has risen steadily and 2015 had the most reported kills since 2006...  From October 31, 2015 through March 31, 482 deer were reported killed on Shelter Island...  up to 50 percent of all deer kills go unreported...

... during the 2015-2016 season, 37 deer were harvested, the second highest in the 10-year history of the bow hunt... 

Ohio, Committee OKs Avon Lake's 10-year deer plan April 14, 2016 Ohio, Chronicle-Telegram
... Since last March, 99 deer were killed .. 85 by sharpshooters on public land and 14 by archers on private property...  the city intends to continue using sharpshooters ... over the next 10 years...

Shelter Island, Town to appoint animal control officer to focus on deer April 11, 2016 New York, Shelter Island Reporter
... The number of deer culled on the Island between October 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 hit a new high of 482 ... The previous high was 478 a few years ago; last year the total was 370 ...

Essex County Culled 154 Deer from S. Mountain, Hilltop Reservations March 16, 2016 New Jersey, villagegreennj.com
 ... From 2008 to 2015, a total of 1,773 deer (1,100 deer and 673 unborn deer) were removed from the three reservations utilizing the volunteer services of experienced and qualified marksmen...

Helena, City's deer cull quota approved February 11, 2016 Montana, Helena Independent Record
... The city began culling deer in 2008 by trapping them in pens, dispatching ... The plan called for reducing densities from 33 to 25 deer per square mile ...The current year’s cull allows 130 deer to be killed with a provision to take 180 if a disproportionate number of bucks are taken...

Ottumwa, Harvest totals for Ottumwa deer season released February 4, 2016 Iowa, KCCI 8 Des Moines 
... The Ottumwa city deer hunting program began in 2005 in an effort to reduce the local deer population. The program has resulted in a total of 778 deer harvested ...

Ann Arbor, Group hopes to put deer issue on ballot for Ann Arbor voters to decide February 3, 2016 Michigan, MLive
... The shooting of deer that's happening right now in Ann Arbor parks and nature areas is expected to be the first in a series of annual culls... opponents of the cull are getting ready to start collecting petition signatures to force a public vote in November ...

Debate continues over deer culling in Beaufort's gated communities January 30, 2016 South Carolina, The State
... Since the start of a controversial program 15 years ago, 5,030 deer have been culled from Beaufort County’s gated communities.  State wildlife officials, community managers and biologists consider the program a success ... With spotlights blazing, sharpshooters perch on pickup truck beds or in stands overlooking open areas, taking aim at nearby deer...

Duluth bowhunters register 372 deer as herd declines January 17, 2016 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune
... The total harvest was the lowest in the 11 years the hunt has been held except for the first year, when 192 hunters registered 333 deer... 

Essex County, Deer Cull Continues At South Mountain and Hilltop Reservations For 2016 January 12, 2016 New Jersey, Patch 
... For the ninth consecutive year, Essex County will host a deer cull in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation ... from 2008 to 2015, a total of 1,773 (1,100 deer and 673 unborn deer) were culled...

Charleston urban deer hunt brings in record numbers January 3, 2016 South Carolina, Charleston Gazette-Mail 
... 105 deer killed ... this month, 85 were does and 23 were bucks ... One hundred deer were killed in both 2014 and 2013...  the deer hunt first started in 2005. But even with the recent kill’s record-breaking high, Lane worries that it’s barely making a dent in South Hills... 

Helena Looks To Continue Deer Culling December 28, 2015 Montana, KFBB NewsChannel 5
... Back in 2008, the Helena City commission developed an urban deer management plan ... Since then, about 800 deer have been removed...

Valley Forge, Park service extends Valley Forge deer culling December 17, 2015 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Daily News
... the shootings started in 2010  ... The program does not have an end date. That would depend on coming up with a "nonlethal" means of controlling deer, such as a practical and acceptable contraceptive...

... Sharpshooters from the business will coordinate with park officials to close the park during culling hours day or night, and no more than 45 deer will be killed... Over the last eight years, the yearly culling has seen 583 deer harvested ...

No deer taken in last day of Presque Isle hunt December 13, 2015 Pennsylvania, GoErie.com
... Four deer were taken on each of the first two days ... Thirty-two hunters participated in Thursday's hunt, 65 on Wednesday.  The special deer hunt was started in 1989 ...

Controlled deer hunt Dec. 15-16 in Brandywine Creek State Park to be managed by DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife  December 9, 2015 Delaware, DNREC News
... The hunt has been held each year since 1994 to reduce the number of white-tailed deer on the 1,000-acre park to a manageable level and to curb serious habitat damage caused by the foraging animals...

Rapid City, Fewer Deer To Be Killed In Rapid City Limits This Year December 2, 2015 South Dakota, Keloland 
...  Rapid City's urban deer harvest began in 1996-97, when 192 deer were killed...

Valley Forge, Control deer population with natural predators November 17, 2015 Pennsylvania, Philly.com
... The management plan instituted at Valley Forge resulted in the deaths of 1,433 deer over the first four winters of shooting - substantially more than the 1,277 initial population count. This number suggests that other deer fill the park's forcibly created vacuums, that park deer are reproducing with compensatory speed, or both. Last year, the park service announced that it would continue winter shooting at Valley Forge. For how long? ...

Shotgun deer hunt to be held at Tyler State Park Dec. 2 November 18, 2015 Pennsylvania, theintell.com
... The hunt has been held since 1987 ... The annual shotgun hunts have killed more than 2,700 deer at Tyler... Hunters applied for permits and were selected by a lottery system...

14 state parks to close in Indiana for controlled deer reduction November 10, 2015 WTHITV 10
... Some state parks in Indiana will be temporarily closing to allow for controlled deer reduction in the coming weeks... [from 1993 to 2014, 32,713 deer have been killed in this ongoing project]

Overall deer kill at Camp Ripley up 41 percent in ’15 November 9, 2015 Minnesota, Outdoor News 
... When you look at the long-term trends, though, the average buck kill is what they say is their primary herd-monitoring tool, and this year’s kill of about 75 adult bucks is about half of the 25-year average.”  Johnson noted that the 25-year average adult buck kill is about 150 deer per year, and that the peak adult buck harvest, achieved back in 2000, was 228 adult bucks...

Mankato hunt opens parks, yards to thin herd November 7, 2015 Minnesota, Mankato Free Press
... The hunt, in its 13th year ... gardeners tired of seeing their hostas ravaged can get some revenge by inviting a hunter into their backyards ... 

15 deer bagged in bow hunt at Abington's Lorimar Park November 3, 2015 Pennsylvania, theintell.com 
... The annual hunt, which began in 2002, averages 16 dead deer.  Forty-one hunters last November killed 18 deer ...

Bowhunting begins Sunday at Oak Mountain November 1, 2015 Alabama, News Courier
... regulated archery hunts were established in 2004 to control the Oak Mountain State Park herd... The hunting format is modeled after other urban deer control programs across the United States. Last year 44 deer were harvested ...

Some areas of Davenport parks open to urban hunting October 29, 2015 Iowa, Quad City Times
... The city of Davenport has created a special antlerless deer management program for the purpose of controlling the deer population. This program, which has been in place for over 10 years ...

Deer management long-standing in some South Hills communities September 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, The Almanac
... The Peters Township program is in its ninth year ... Bethel Park started an archery hunt in the mid-1990s, and Upper St. Clair has contracted with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services for sharpshooting since 2005... the program in Fox Chapel Borough, which launched in 1992...

Duke, Three Duke Forest Divisions to Close Weekdays for Hunting Season September 24, 2015 North Carolina, Duke Today
... This is the eighth hunting season for Duke Forest... disturbing research experiments, said Sara Childs, director of Duke Forest ...

Duluth, Organizers expect another good city deer hunt September 20, 2015 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune
... authorized by the city, has been held every year since the fall of 2006. It is conducted for the city by the Arrowhead Bowhunters Alliance... A total of 5,201 deer have been registered by hunters in the 10 years of the hunt...

Deer management long-standing in some South Hills communities September 29, 2015 Pennsylvania, The Almanac
... The Peters Township program is in its ninth year ... Bethel Park started an archery hunt in the mid-1990s, and Upper St. Clair has contracted with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services for sharpshooting since 2005... the program in Fox Chapel Borough, which launched in 1992...

Ridgefield, Selectmen approve 12 sites for controlled deer hunt September 18, 2015 Connecticut, The Ridgefield Press
... The controlled deer hunt managed by the deer committee was started in 2006 as a means of control the town’s burgeoning population of deer. It is conducted by a select group of experienced hunters approved by the deer committee... 

Board again approves deer hunt in village September 14, 2015 Wisconsin, Hudson Star Observer
...  an annual deer bow hunt in the village ...  “It’s the sort of program you can’t do just once,” Feia said. “ ... It’s like cutting grass, it keeps on growing...

Ottumwa, Deer Hunting Inside Ottumwa's City Limits August 17, 2015 Iowa, Ottumwa Post
... the City of Ottumwa’s deer season for bow hunters will begin on September 19, 2015 and will run through January 10, 2016. The City’s deer hunting program was implemented in 2005 ... Any problems or questions should be directed to Sgt. Blake Lefler, Ottumwa Police Department at 641-683-0661. If Sgt. Lefler is not available, he can be reached by email at leflerb@ci.ottumwa.ia.us 

Bethel Park, Does Bethel Park have a deer plan? August 17, 2015 Pennsylvania, The Almanac
... Don Harrison reported the number of deer harvested by archers in Bethel Park for the last 19 years. This is only a numbers report.  ... There are no goals, quota, or guesstimates for the size of the herd...
     Bethel Park deer problem being addressed August 10, 2015 Pennsylvania, The Almanac
... since 1996.  The total number of deer harvested for the 19-year period is 1,147. The average number of deer harvested per year is 60.  The number of deer harvested per year is limited by the locations available for the hunters...

Fairfax County Preparing for Annual Deer Hunt on Park Land August 10, 2015 Virginia, Reston Now
... Fairfax County will once again use an archery program to control the deer population in county parks...  The program was approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 2000 ...

Wollongong council's $320,000 deer cull ineffective August 4, 2015 Australia, Illawara Mercury
... Deer culling has cost Wollongong council $320,000 over the past four years, but the program has failed to make in dint in the city's problematic ruminant population... a single deer death costs ratepayers nearly $230... councillor Vicki Curran wanted to make sure the program was killing deer at the same rate they were born...

Montgomery County looks at bowhunting to cull deer July 29, 2015 Maryland, Washington Post
... Since the county’s deer management program began 19 years ago, hunters have killed nearly 15,000 deer ... more than 2,000 Montgomery residents who signed a 2013 Change.org petition urging officials to halt a Park Police sharpshooting hunt, citing a specific incident involving a resident walking in the woods near Brookside Gardens who came across a doe with a gaping gunshot wound to her jaw...

Provo city considering urban deer hunt program July 8, 2015 Utah, Utah Valley 360
...  Curtis wants everyone to understand that once the hunt program starts there won’t be a point at which the city has solved the problem and can stop...

...  metropark officials say the program will go on as it has for the last several years, and that the sharpshooter team that carried out the kill did everything by the book... “What kind of firearms training allows a target to be dispatched without clearly identifying it?” ...

Bemidji accepting applications for special deer hunt June 30, 2015 Minnesota, Bemidji Pioneer
... The Bemidji Special Archery Deer Hunt, which began in 2005, has become an annual form of wildlife population control after the city received numerous complaints from residents...

... this has been an ongoing program in the regional parks for the past 20-plus years to manage the white-tailed deer population densities through winter aerial surveys and maintaining the deer population densities between 15-20 deer per square miles ...

Lottery for Summit Metro Parks bow hunting June 17, 2015 Ohio, Twinsburg Bulletin
... Through seven previous seasons of the archery program, participants have taken a total of 572 deer...

Bridgeport, Hunters outnumber deer killed at Bridgeport urban hunt June 4, 2015 West Virginia, The Herald-Star 
... 118 hunters killed 52 deer ... The program started in 2009 ...
    Urban deer hunt numbers drop dramatically in Bridgeport June 3, 2015 West Virginia, theet.com
    ...  the bow-only hunt was started to help reduce the deer population in the city.  “They’re having a sociological impact on the city by eating people’s flowers and gardens,”  ... Steve Rauch, wildlife biologist for DNR District 1 ...

Shelter Island, Primed to deploy 4-poster units April 9, 2015 New York, Shelter Island Reporter
...  most estimate the deer population here at between 1,200 and 2,000... various experts have determined is that to keep a deer population at a workable number year to year, at least 40 percent must be culled ... 

Municipalities eye joint effort to control deer March 7, 2015 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 
     As Mt. Lebanon struggles to get its controversial deer-culling program under way this month, its neighbors in Upper St. Clair were finishing their 10th consecutive season of culling with sharpshooters and archers ...

Groton, Annual Bluff Point deer cull nears end March 4, 2015 Connecticut, theday.com
... a thinning of the herd that has taken place there annually since 1996

Lake County expands culling program to thin its deer herd February 21, 2015 Illinois, Chicago Tribune
... the effort has led to a deer cull tallying more than 200 this year.  Based on aerial counts, roughly 16,000 deer roam Lake County ...  Over the past 10 years, the district culled 100 to 130 deer per year until 2010, when the district started adding more preserves, now numbering 14. This year, 234 deer were removed... 

... Percentage of adult bucks harvested has increased steadily since the reduction program began. The current cumulative five year mean adult buck harvest is 33%. Though fewer adult bucks were harvested the last couple years, 42% of properties participating in 2014 harvested more than 40% adult bucks (Figure 3). One park harvested 56% adult bucks. The annual average percentage of parks that exceeded 40% from 2001 to 2005 was 33%.  [Efforts to reduce deer populations typically focus on does since each buck can impregnate many does.  The relatively high ratio of bucks in the Indiana State Parks program is more similar to a recreational hunting club] ...

... "The previous seven years have been successful with 515 deer harvested ... City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to waive the city's gun control law regarding the discharge of firearms within city limits ...

Union County deer program to begin Jan. 5 December 31, 2014 New Jersey, MyCentralJersey.com
... The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has released details of its annual Deer Management Program, which will begin Jan. 5 in four county parks and one municipal park.... since 1995 ...

Del. officials to conduct controlled deer hunt December 11, 2014 Delaware, Washington Post
... a controlled deer hunt at Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington... every year since 1994 ...

... the upcoming killing of the deer in the Wissahickon Valley for the 17th consecutive year.  To date, 2,736 deer have been reported killed in Fairmount Park... Philadelphia Advocates for the Deer  

Ridley Creek, Hunters bag 69 deer at Ridley Creek State Park December 5, 2014 Pennsylvania, Delaware County Daily Times
... deer herd has been reduced by 69 as a result of Thursday’s hunt, which drew 199 men, women and children from among 250 hunters picked in a lottery ... Hunts in the state park started in 1983 ...

Tyler State Park deer hunt plays out again December 3, 2014 Pennsylvania, Bucks County Courier Times
... As 150 hunters lined up for a chance to shoot deer with shotguns inside the park, a dozen protesters gathered ... "Thirty years of killing deer is not a solution to the problem, but a problem to the solution," said Barbara Pearl ... 

Weston,Devil's Den to close weekdays for annual limited deer hunt November 13, 2014 Connecticut, The Redding Pilot
... The Nature Conservancy will hold its annual controlled deer hunt at Devil’s Den Preserve in Weston ... held each fall since 2001 ...

Princeton, Use humane way to thin Princeton deer herds November 5, 2014 New Jersey, The Times, Trenton - NJ.com
... Now in its 15th year, former Princeton Township Mayor Phyllis Marchand's vile five-year plan to decimate Princeton's deer will apparently go on ad infinitum and has already soaked the town's taxpayers to the tune of millions of dollars...

Pleasant Hills Arboretum hunt yields 7 deer November 7, 2014 Pennsylvania, Tribune-Review
... “All nine county parks have had controlled deer hunts since 1995,” ...  Smith said. “There was a man walking his dog, and the dog was wearing a little orange vest...

Montgomery County, Montco schedules one-day deer hunt at Norristown Farm Park October 31, 2014 New Jersey, theintell.com 
... A total of 28 hunters participated in the 2013 hunt, bagging 28 deer, including 13 antlerless bucks (young “button” bucks or mature bucks that had shed their antlers) and 15 doe... The hunts were initiated in January 2005 ... 

Hunters Check 594 Deer in Missouri Urban Hunt October 18, 2014 Kansas City infoZine 
... This year’s harvest was below average for the urban portion, which became part of the firearms deer season in 2003. Over the past 11 years, the urban portion harvest averaged 961 deer. However, the harvest has been between 500 and 700 deer in four of the past six years...

Portage, City's deer eradication program likely dead September 5, 2014 Wisconsin, WisNews
... The city has periodically hired sharpshooters   ... Or as Common Council member Rick Dodd called it, “deer reduction program … because we didn’t eradicate anything.” ...