Gettysburg National Military Park Getting Ready To Shoot Deer September 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

Gettysburg National Military Park Getting Ready To Shoot Deer September 30, 2011 Pennsylvania, National Parks Traveler

...In 1995, an Environmental Impact Statement described and considered a variety of options ... including public hunting, relocation, and the use of sterilization and contraception. Hundreds of people participated in the public review of the EIS ... The NPS decided to reduce the number of deer in the parks through shooting....The park conducts monitoring of the deer population and long term forest monitoring to help assess the program and set deer management goals. A deer density goal of 25 deer per square mile of forest was established in the EIS and the park continues to manage deer to meet this goal.

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