Rockville: Option of using managed deer hunts draws sharp reaction August 9, 2011, Maryland

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Rockville: Option of using managed deer hunts draws sharp reaction August 9, 2011, Maryland, Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

....The Maryland Department of Natural Resources said 25 to 35 deer per square mile is reasonable...aerial surveys ...in 1996, numbers ranged from 50 to more than 100 deer per square mile [no survey since]...An aerial survey will cost between $6,000 and $7,000.... Maggie Brasted, director of urban wildlife education and research for the Humane Society of the United States and a participant in the White-Tailed Deer Task Force, [said] numbers should not determine whether to hold a hunt....“It’s not the total number of deer...It’s more about that there’s a conflict between people and animals trying to use the same space.”...comments from Rockville residents appear to be split about whether to hunt deer.


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