Cayuga Park, Decision for the White-Tailed Deer Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio June 23, 2015

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Decision for the White-Tailed Deer Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio June 23, 2015
... The selected action will utilize an adaptive management strategy. Under the selected action, the NPS will continue current park deer management actions including: Research, monitoring, and data management; protection of restoration plantings; education and coordination; and enforcement of the existing wildlife feeding ban. In addition, the NPS will incorporate a combination of lethal and nonlethal actions to address high deer density. Lethal actions (including sharpshooting, with very limited capture/euthanasia if necessary) will be taken initially to reduce deer densities quickly. It is anticipated that in years one 
through four, 335 deer will be removed by sharpshooting ...


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