Sterilization 2017

Deer Sterilization News from 2017

... will complete sterilizations by darting up to 26 female deer in up to three zones and surgically removing their ovaries... This will be the city's third-annual cull and perhaps its biggest yet. A total of 156 deer were killed during the two previous culls...

Staten Island, Acorns put Staten Island deer vasectomies on hold until February November 2, 2017 New York, Staten Island Advance
...The city contractor hired to sterilize Staten Island bucks stopped the effort until early next year because acorns falling from oak trees are tasty alternatives to corn bait used to lure deer into surgery... 1,011 Vasectomies so far ... 

Solving Staten Island's Deer Problem With a Snip and a Stitch September 22, 2017 New York, New York Times
... Because bucks can travel great distances to breed, sterilizing them requires covering a lot of ground. So cities with deer sterilization programs have mostly focused on sterilizing the female deer, which are more stationary... they estimate that about 92 percent of the sexually active male deer on the island were sterilized...

Saddle River to submit non-lethal deer management plan to state September 18, 2017 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com
... A non-lethal deer management plan that involves capturing and sterilizing female deer will be presented to the state to consider for approval ... the majority of voters expressing that they would prefer non-lethal measures to reduce the deer population...

... The questionnaire came after the village’s deer sterilization project with White Buffalo Inc. was stalled last August after the village and the company it hired to sterilize the population had no new contract prepared for the third phase of the project. The first two phases of the project were completed in 2015...

Ann Arbor approves $481K to continue deer management efforts July 6, 2017 Michigan, MLive.com
... continuation of surgical sterilization and sharpshooting services at a cost of up to $170,000 per year, or $340,000 over two years... White Buffalo killed another 96 deer in Ann Arbor's parks and nature areas during the second cull earlier this year, while also sterilizing 54 female deer ...

Is there a way to control the deer population without killing them? This group hopes so. The Clifton Deer Fertility Control Pilot Program is Cincinnati's first non-lethal deer control program. Volunteers at the non-profit tranquilize and sterilize female deer. Then, deer are given a long-acting pain medication and returned to an area close to where they were captured. - June 29, 2017 Ohio



Saddle River committee proposes capturing, spaying deer June 21, 2017 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com
...  A committee charged with creating a non-lethal plan to control the town's deer population has submitted a proposal that its chairman says would result in the sterilization of 95 percent of the town's female deer within a year... However, the state Fish and Game Council, which authorizes community-based deer management plans, has never approved a plan that did not include a lethal component...
     Saddle River vet: Neutering deer will reduce population April 18, 2017 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com
... Dean Cerf, a local veterinarian leading a committee to research deer population control, said Monday that a two-pronged approach of neutering male and spaying female deer would be an effective way to reduce the animals’ presence in town...

... 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...

Staten Island, City spent $2778 per deer vasectomy on Staten Island so far March 17, 2017 New York, SILive.com
... Seventy-eight male fawns and 642 adult bucks were given vasectomies ... Agency contractor White Buffalo Inc. was paid $2 million this fiscal year to carry out the city's plan ... Five deer were euthanized by the city as of Monday after getting injured during capture attempts...

Ann Arbor, New report examines Ann Arbor deer population, control efforts March 13, 2017 Michigan, MLive
... a newly released report from White Buffalo Inc., a contractor hired by the city to carry out a combination of lethal sharpshooting and nonlethal surgical sterilization programs in late January and early February. The 22-page report offers a recap of the recent deer cull and sterilization efforts, and looks at population numbers. "Approximately 50% more deer were observed this year than last year," ...

Staten Island, Deer vasectomies on Island at 715; season ends soon March 10, 2017 New York, SILive.com
... The three-year vasectomy effort is expected to eventually reduce the herd 10 to 30 percent... Sterilizing males instead of females is meant to be faster, cheaper and more humane.  ... Five deer were euthanized by the city as of Friday after getting injured during capture attempts...

... a two-pronged plan to reduce Ann Arbor’s urban deer population. In areas where sharpshooting was impractical, female deer were darted and their ovaries surgically removed ... “The biggest difference is that in Pennsylvania the Game Commission denied us a permit and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources approved the experiment,”  ...

Ann Arbor, Deer euthanized after being found in distress 9 days after ovary removal February 4, 2017 MIchigan, MLive.com
... One of the 54 female deer recently surgically sterilized ... DeNicola, who has done sterilization research in several communities, said there's no such thing as 100 percent success with these types of projects...

Will deer sterilization thin a local herd? January 31, 2017 Ohio, Cincinnati.com
... the second year of the Clifton Deer Fertility Control Pilot Program ... Last year, White Buffalo observed 24 to 28 fawns. This year they believe there were only four to eight... "We know there are people who will do it for free," Rack said. "But we have to absolutely make sure they get trained well enough." ...

Ann Arbor, 54 deer in Ann Arbor now sterilized after week of ovary removals January 30, 2017 Michigan, MLive.com
... The nonlethal phase ... now complete...  54 deer were sterilized by having their ovaries surgically removed by veterinarians ... We do see some of the fetuses that are terminated, and they're either absorbed or they're passed ...
... the team has successfully sterilized 53 female deer and returned them to the urban wild in Ann Arbor... The Michigan Department of Natural Resources approved the city's deer sterilization plan as an experimental research program...

... The number of deer sterilized:  Ten deer in January 2017 (all the team could find in the 1-mile area)   Forty-one deer in December 2015 ... CliftonDeer.org  names two obstacles: "migration might offset attrition," and "very low population goals might be impossible to achieve because of the difficulty to sterilize 100 percent of the does." ...

    This PDF contains the permit to allow the cull and sterilization project in Ann Arbor and the proposal summary 

Ann Arbor, Hunters oppose Ann Arbor's plan to sterilize deer January 13, 2017 Michigan, Interlochen
"... shooting of deer within the city limits, within city parks, shook many members, many community member’s sense of their home," says [Mayor] Taylor ... Hunting groups, like the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, are speaking out against the plan to sterilize... hunters would be happy to shoot those deer ... 

Town & Country Vigil Will Protest City's Deer Cull January 9, 2017 Missouri, Riverfront Times
... A former Town & Country councilman ... who has a Ph.D in mathematics, argued during his time on the council that, while sterilization was more costly on the front end, it would actually save money over time.  It can cost $1,200 to sterilize a deer, and just $300 to hire a professional to kill one, he acknowledges. "But if you sterilize a deer, that's fourteen or fifteen offspring you don't have to kill ...

      ​In November, City Council approved the City of Ann Arbor's 2017 deer management program, which has three primary components:  Sterilization (non-lethal) Plan — pneumatically darting deer in two areas, temporarily removing and surgically sterilizing deer and returning deer to area where they were found.  Lethal Plan — sharpshooting and lethally removing up to 100 deer on public lands and a small number of large city-selected private parcels with appropriate consent.  Educational Program and Public Rights-of-Way Improvements ...

Staten Island deer vasectomies continuing through March January 3, 2017 New York, SILive.com
... So far 540 bucks have gotten vasectomies through the city's plan to cut down Staten Island's white-tailed herd. That's already more than the 527 male and female deer the city counted during the most recent arial survey of the herd last year ... For the plan to work, at least 90 percent of male deer on Staten Island have to get vasectomies...



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