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Mentor ends deer culling efforts, plans for future program February 11, 2013 Ohio

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Mentor ends deer culling efforts, plans for future program February 11, 2013 Ohio, Plain Dealer
... bow hunting on private property and sharpshooters in city parks – netting 333 animals... "We had 33 deer per square mile before we started in this northeast corner. I'm hoping to get it down to 25 deer per square mile. Ideally we want 10 to 15 deer per square mile in an urban deer setting. ..." ...  said city Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Bob Martin ... "You can never take a year off ...Once you start this program, you have to keep going because of a rebound effect where the deer will return." [non-lethal options can reduce the rebound and be more cost effective, but this may be a recreational hunt]


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