Binghamton University puts deer in the crosshairs November 11, 2011 New York

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University puts deer in the crosshairs November 11, 2011 New York, Binghamton University Pipe Dream

... The Binghamton University administration is considering options to control the campus deer population that include culling, or selectively killing, the deer, ... "Right now there are 60 to 70 deer in areas that we want to cull. [Julian Shepherd, an associate professor of biological sciences] ...the University's goal is to reduce the deer population by 90 percent, down to about 10 deer total.... some students ... proposed several options that would avoid killing deer, such as relocating or sterilizing the deer. ... but that he believed these options would be too expensive and would not get the job done. [non-lethal options]


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