Pinehurst, Culling Remains at Center of Debate for Deer Task Force November 5, 2014 North Carolina

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Pinehurst, Culling Remains at Center of Debate for Deer Task ForceNovember 5, 2014 North Carolina, Southern Pines Pilot
... “Instead of paying someone to cull deer, there are hunters who would come in and do this,” [Michael Black, a member of the deer task force] said. “Pinehurst could profit ... Williams responded, “The easiest route to take is to leave them alone,” which drew applause from a number of residents attending the meeting...

Village Task Force Recommends 'Selective' Deer Culling November 12, 2014 North Carolina, Southern Pines Pilot
...  the rationale for recommending culling came down to information provided by Rupert Medford, a wildlife biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, who said the deer density has reached a point in certain areas that culling is needed.
In the draft report, Medford estimated that the density in the area to be 15 to 29 deer per square mile, which is at a level where culling is needed to maintain the health of the herd. [U.S. Forest Service estimates that a deer density of 15 to 28 per square mile is optimal for forest health]

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