Update on Progress of Deer Sterilization Program at the Villages in San Jose, California November 19, 2014

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Update on Progress of Deer Sterilization Program at the Villages in San Jose, California November 19, 2014 
     In 2007, the Villages, a gated community with semi-permeable fencing, proposed thinning their deer herd by usiing archers.  Protests prevented the plan from going ahead.  After discussions, it was agreed that the company White Buffalo would tranquilize the does and perform ovariectomies.  The process began at the end of January, 2013, and was completed in early February.  Below is a recent update on the success of this project.  Based on a prelliminary population estimate and two follow up estimates, there has been about a 20 percent reduction in the deer population in the first year with another reduction of about 20 percent in the second year based on an estimate done in November, 2014 -- about a 40 percent reduction in the population over less than two years.  The full report is availablehere or at the link above.


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