Indianapolis, Indy parks board OKs deer hunting at Eagle Creek Park September 25, 2014

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Indianapolis, Indy parks board OKs deer hunting at Eagle Creek ParkSeptember 25, 2014 Indiana, Indianapolis Star
... The Indianapolis Board of Parks and Recreation approved a plan Thursday to allow the first-ever deer cull in Eagle Creek Park.  In a unanimous vote, the board approved a $61,000 proposal ...  plans to hire a Purdue University-based federal wildlife management team to kill deer for a few nights when the park is closed. Typically, sharpshooters use night-vision scopes and silenced firearms... [targeting 15 to 20 deer per square mile, although the deer density is not know, U.S. Forest service says 15 to 28 is optimal, with forest regeneration occurring at higher deer densities]

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