Sterilization 2018

Deer Sterilization News from 2018


River Vale, How to Deal With the Deer? Town Weighs a Hunt, Alternatives October 12, 2018 New Jersey, Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press
... Lin said state Fish, Game & Wildlife rejected Saddle River’s initial proposal for a surgical sterilization ... “It’s because of their bias against fertility treatments,” Lin told the mayors. “Non-lethal strategies are a win-win for the town, for the deer and for the people,“ she said...

Edison is taking initial steps in combating growing deer problem October 9, 2018 New Jersey, centraljersey.com
... options included ...archers  ... professional hunters to shoot ... tranquilize and kill...; and/or tranquilize and transport deer to a medical facility for sterilization .. which would cost the township $1,100 to $1,200 per deer to ... transport...

Staten Island, Deer crash danger continues on Island roads as vasectomies resume August 27, 2018 New York, SILive.com
... the city says the vasectomy program has proven a success, resulting in an 8 percent drop in the borough's deer population in the second year of the initiative. Last year, White Buffalo estimated Staten Island's deer population between 1,918 and 2,188 ... The most recent survey conducted by White Buffalo and verified by the city's Parks Department estimated the borough's deer population in 2017 at 2,053 with a decrease to 1,884 in 2018...

... - The accuracy of the estimates of the deer population continued to improve with another
year of data collection. Wards 1 and 2 are estimated to have approximately 216 deer (20 per square mile), including 78 in the sterilization study areas. However, the variation in density across sections of the Wards varied from 6 to 54 per square mile... 18 deer were sterilized in 2018. This increased sterilization rates to >96% in the southern study area, 70% in the area near Cedar bend ..,

NYC's deer sterilization boss is making the big bucks December 29, 2018 New York, New York Post
... Mayor de Blasio’s deer-vasectomy project ... Dr. Anthony DeNicola, founder of the nonprofit White Buffalo Inc., was paid up to $2,500 a day ... more than $603,000 in the first two years ... DeNicola’s wife Vickie ... paid $1,600 a day for 150 days of work – a total of $240,000 for a job that typically pays just $29,968 a year, according to Ziprecruiter.com ...

... As late as this May, the state DEP rejected the borough’s non-lethal proposal to capture and spay.  Before council passed a deer culling ordinance in July, a group held a protest and argued elected officials were acting too quickly and a more humane approach was needed...

... would freeze the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' ability to issue permits for the sterilization of game animals until 2022... House Bill 5321 ...

... In the first year of the program, one senior scientist charged with “capture and sterilization” earned $375,000 for just 150 days of work... Two other wildlife biologists also tasked with capturing and sterilizing deer, together earned $558,000 for 150 days of work ... 

Bill dictates hunting, not sterilization to control deer populations December 13, 2018 Michigan, Detroit Free Press 
... The Michigan House of Representatives gave final passage Thursday to a bill that prohibits communities from adopting deer sterilization programs to limit growing deer populations in their towns...
     Bill freezing deer sterilization permits heads to Snyder’s desk December 12, 2018 Michigan, MLive 
... House Bill 5321 freezes the ability of the Department of Natural Resources to issue sterilization permits like the one Ann Arbor is operating under. It wouldn’t allow the DNR to issue sterilization permits again until 2022 ...

Ann Arbor's deer sterilization crew finding few deer left to dart November 30, 2018 Michigan, MLive 
... Ann Arbor's deer sterilization team has surgically removed the ovaries of another four deer, bringing the total over the last two years up to 76... the deer population has been dramatically reduced by culling in the previous years, and also by the past sterilization efforts ...

River Vale, Non-lethal controls on Nov. 26 agenda November 23, 2018 New Jersey, Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press
... “There’s absolutely no mention of surgical sterilization in their [Fish and Wildlife Community-Based Deer Management Program] handbook. That’s how heavy their bias is in favor of hunting,” Lin told the Montvale audience. She said each surgery costs $1,000 to $1,200...

City of Ann Arbor: Non-lethal female deer sterilization to take place from Nov. 28-30 November 21, 2018 Michigan, clickondetroit.com
... Veterinarians will be performing "rapid ovariectomies," which are less invasive than spaying a cat or a dog... For more information, visit the city's 2019 Deer Management website...

... making plans to kill up to 150 more deer in January during the city's fourth-annual deer cull.  Before that, the city plans to conduct another round of nonlethal sterilizations of female deer to surgically remove their ovaries ... 

River Vale, How to Deal With the Deer? Town Weighs a Hunt, Alternatives October 12, 2018 New Jersey, Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press
... Lin said state Fish, Game & Wildlife rejected Saddle River’s initial proposal for a surgical sterilization ... “It’s because of their bias against fertility treatments,” Lin told the mayors. “Non-lethal strategies are a win-win for the town, for the deer and for the people,“ she said...

Edison is taking initial steps in combating growing deer problem October 9, 2018 New Jersey, centraljersey.com
... options included ...archers  ... professional hunters to shoot ... tranquilize and kill...; and/or tranquilize and transport deer to a medical facility for sterilization .. which would cost the township $1,100 to $1,200 per deer to ... transport...

Staten Island, Deer crash danger continues on Island roads as vasectomies resume August 27, 2018 New York, SILive.com
... the city says the vasectomy program has proven a success, resulting in an 8 percent drop in the borough's deer population in the second year of the initiative. Last year, White Buffalo estimated Staten Island's deer population between 1,918 and 2,188 ... The most recent survey conducted by White Buffalo and verified by the city's Parks Department estimated the borough's deer population in 2017 at 2,053 with a decrease to 1,884 in 2018...

... - The accuracy of the estimates of the deer population continued to improve with another
year of data collection. Wards 1 and 2 are estimated to have approximately 216 deer (20 per square mile), including 78 in the sterilization study areas. However, the variation in density across sections of the Wards varied from 6 to 54 per square mile... 18 deer were sterilized in 2018. This increased sterilization rates to >96% in the southern study area, 70% in the area near Cedar bend ..,

State rejects Saddle River's plan to sterilize deer May 12, 2018 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com
... The Community Based Deer Management permit application to capture then sterilize female deer was formerly rejected May 3 by the Division of Fish and Wildlife “based on the low likelihood of success” ...

   This link contains details of the deer sterilization and cull in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan

... After a voters were asked whether they preferred lethal or non-lethal deer control measures in 2016, the council asked Cerf to come up with the non-lethal plan because a majority of voters preferred that option... “The deer will then be transported to a separate site where they will be spayed.” ...

...The bill to ban wildlife sterilization in Michigan was recently changed to allow Ann Arbor to continue its deer sterilization study through 2020.  The proposal is now in the hands of the Senate Natural Resources Committee.  It will need a hearing, a committee vote, and a full senate vote before it goes to the Governor. You can follow the status of the bill at www.mileg.org...

A status update on Staten Island's biggest projects and toughest challenges April 25, 2018 New York, City & State
...controversial $3.6 million plan to sterilize Staten Island’s growing deer population seems to be working. With no natural predators in Staten Island and migration from New Jersey, the population grew from a documented 763 in 2014 to an estimated 2,000 last year. Two years into the unique program, the deer population declined 8 percent in the past year, while births were also down 50 percent...

Michigan House: No future deer sterilization for Ann Arbor April 17, 2018 Michigan, Detroit Free Press
... In a 69-40 vote on Tuesday, lawmakers passed a bill prohibiting the state Department of Natural Resources from issuing more sterilization permits until April 1, 2022...

... the Staten Island deer population has dropped 8%, city officials told the Daily News — crediting an oft-mocked program to perform vasectomies on male deer ...  having vets perform a surgery that takes just a few minutes ...  the number of baby Bambis appearing on Staten Island has decreased by more than half ...

... the city has performed vasectomies on 1,154 of Staten Island's male deer population ... there were more deer on Staten Island than anticipated, including more bucks in need of vasectomies ... the city has spent roughly $2,879 on each deer ...

Ann Arbor, See 2018 trail-cam photos of Ann Arbor's urban deer herds  March 24, 2018 Michigan, MLive.com
... A total of 72 female deer in Ann Arbor have had their ovaries surgically removed since last year...White Buffalo's sharpshooters also killed 211 deer during two separate culls since last year. Another 63 deer in Ann Arbor were killed by a different sharpshooting team in 2016...
... After killing another 115 deer in January ... White Buffalo now acknowledges it significantly over-estimated the deer population in Ann Arbor last year.  "Based on observations from the 2018 survey, the correction factor utilized in the prior year is believed to have been too high," ... 234 fewer than were estimated last year ...
     Ann Arbor Winter 2018 Deer Management Program March 19, 2018 Michigan, City of Ann Arbor
... The Southern zone is estimated to have achieved 96% or more adult female deersterilization rate.  The Northern zone is estimated to have achieved a 70% adult female deer sterilization rate; however, only three adult females remain in this area that have not been sterilized... The limited number of unsterilized females in the Southern and Northern zones should greatly reduce the recruitment rate and contribute to a population decline over time.  The study demonstrates an approximately 33% reduction in deer population in the Southern and Northern zones...

...  Tom Crawford and Derek Delacourt from the city's administration deserve credit for going to Lansing last month and testifying before the House Natural Resources Committee, making the city's case for sterilization as a way to complement lethal methods... an effort in Lansing to ban the sterilization of deer in Michigan...

Ithaca prepares for potential war on deer January 23, 2018 New York, ithaca.com
... according to a case study of the Cayuga Heights deer management program, a total of 152 does (100 percent of all female deer) were sterilized between 2012 and 2013, with an additional five sterilized in 2016 and, over a two year period beginning in 2015, White Buffalo removed 72 males by way of crossbow.  "Since we've started this program, we have not had a deer-car collision in the village (of Cayuga Heights)," said Woodard...

... The House Natural Resources Committee will appoint a special committee to consider a bill that would ban deer sterilization programs like Ann Arbor's, Chairman Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch, announced on Wednesday...

... A total of 54 ovariectomies were completed last winter and the goal was to do up to 26 more, working in three zones ... White Buffalo, which has conducted sterilization experiments in several communities across the United States, argues it can be effective and Ann Arbor could see a 10-20 percent annual reduction in deer population...

Female deer are brought into a makeshift operating room in a shed at the Huron Hills Golf Course in Ann Arbor for ovary removal on Jan. 3, 2018. The surgical sterilizations are being done as part of the city's deer management program.