Sterilization 2019

More Sterilization News from 2019

City resumes year four of deer vasectomies to cut population December 31, 2019 New York, SILive
... After the first phase of the $4.1 million three-year program ended, the city decided to award White Buffalo another $2.5 million contract for five more years of vasectomies...

... “Scientifically [ovariectomies] have been very effective, but in New Jersey politically, it’s very difficult because of the NJDEP [New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection] Division of Fish and Wildlife and their reluctance to give out these permits [for surgical sterilizations],” ...

Staten Island,  City will spend another $2.5M to resume deer vasectomies for five more years September 16, 2019 MIchigan, SILive.com
... As of May 2019, the Parks Department said 98 percent of the Island’s male antlered deer were sterilized and that since the program launched in 2016, the population of the borough’s herd has dropped by 15 percent. The Parks Department also said fawn births have decreased by 77 percent...

... A detailed cost breakdown of the three-year program obtained by the Advance showed that just 7.6 percent of the $4.1 million program went toward supplies to sterilize the borough’s bucks and bait to lure them.  The rest of the $3.7 million in funding for the program was used to pay senior scientists, wildlife biologists and technicians ...  city’s search for a new deer vasectomy contractor ...

... down 15 percent, or 316 deer, from the first population count, which found approximately 2,053 here in January 2017... a 77% decrease in fawn births ... 98% of the antlered males on Staten Island had been sterilized ... our humane strategy to confront the large deer population is working,” Mayor Bill de Blasio  ...

... Many are dubious, but the numbers add up ... major drops after three years of doe sterilization: 34 percent in Cayuga, New York, 20 percent in Fairfax, Virginia, 47 percent on the National Institute of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and 37 percent in a gated community in San Jose, California...

River Vale Council To Decide On Deer Control April 1, 2019 New Jersey, Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press
... The Animal Protection League recommends surgical sterilization, or ovariectomies, as a proven non-lethal method, although state Fish and Game Council does not list them as an accepted non-lethal approach. Only trap-and-transfer and chemical sterilization are listed by the state as non-lethal options...

Winter 2019 Deer Management Program - Year Three Summary Report Submitted by White Buffalo Inc. - March 20, 2019 Ann Arbor, Michigan [PDF]
... Sterilization study areas were in the south (bounded by U of M Arboretum and HuronHills Golf Course and Huron Parkway Nature Area), and north (bounded by Cedar Bend Nature Area and Leslie Park Golf Course)... Overall, we have incurred a 49% reduction in the SSA (94 to 46) and a 20% decrease in the NSA (15-12) [result of immigration] since the program was initiated...

... “We are on track to meet our goal of sterilizing 98% of bucks. In order to preserve the high percentage of sterilized males, Parks is soliciting Expressions of Interest from vendors for a five-year contract to continue the population control study,” ...

Ann Arbor, City ends 4th annual deer cull early, parks reopen January 24, 2019 Michigan, The Michigan Daily
... A total of 386 deer have been killed and 78 surgically sterilized as a result of the program, which has been the subject of long-running debate in the community and cost the city upwards of half a million dollars...

Ann Arbor, 2019 Deer Management Program Safely Completed and Parks Have Been Reopened January 21, 2019 Michigan, City of Ann Arbor
... Sterilization (non-lethal) ... Success within these areas is achieved by the capture and sterilization of more than 95% of female deer identified in the target zones. To date, White Buffalo has sterilized 78 female deer in these zones. The permit allowed for up to 80 to be sterilized..,

Deer-vehicle collisions continue on upward trend in 2018 January 3, 2019 New York, Staten Island Advance 
... In April, the city announced the Island’s deer population dropped by 8 percent from 2,053 in 2017 to 1,884 in 2018...  the Island’s deer population stands somewhere between 1,793 and 1,975 and that the city contractor performing the vasectomies needs to sterilize just 74 to 125 more deer to reach its goal of sterilizing 98 percent of Island bucks by the end of the three-year program...

Ann Arbor, 10 things to know about the Ann Arbor deer cull starting today January 2, 2019 Michigan, MLive.com
... Using a roughly 80 percent detection rate, White Buffalo estimated there were 216 deer in wards 1 and 2, including 78 in sterilization zones, and it predicted an additional 70 fawns by fall 2018, raising the population in those two wards to about 300...


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