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Cuyahoga Valley park seeks to kill 375 white-tailed deer per year July 30, 2013 Ohio

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... The Cuyahoga Valley National Park wants to use sharpshooters to kill up to 375 deer a year for four years, said Lisa Petit, chief of resource management for Cuyahoga Valley.  After that, 175 deer would need to be shot annually in an effort to allow the deer-ravaged forest to regenerate, Petit said... After five years of thinning the herd, the 33,000-acre federal park would kick off a deer contraception program to treat nearly 400 does to keep the deer numbers from growing  [see the full plan and make a comment, Public meetings on the Draft Plan/EIS will be held on August 14, 2013 from 1pm to 3pm and from 6pm to 8pm. The meetings will be held at Happy Days Lodge, located at 501 W. Streetsboro Road (State Route 303), Peninsula, OH, 44264 



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