Valley Forge National Historical Park proceeds with deer culling December 17, 2012 Pennsylvania

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It has set off a heated debate, a federal lawsuit ...  But for the third consecutive year, Valley Forge National Historical Park is proceeding with a deer-culling program ... Before the culling began, the park counted 291 deer per square mile. A "sustainable" population would be closer to 35 per square mile, said Deirdre Gibson, the park's chief of resources.  About 1,000 deer were killed during the first two years of the program, reducing the herd to 71 per square mile ...


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