Rumors of wild deer kill at Irasburg elk-hunting park dispelled August 24, 2011

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Rumors of wild deer kill at Irasburg elk-hunting park dispelled August 24, 2011 Vermont,

... an imminent change in state regulation of Big Rack Ridge has re-energized some animal lovers. They are determined not just to protect Pete, but to protest the shooting of other wild moose and whitetail deer trapped inside the 600-acre park where hunters pay thousands of dollars to shoot trophy elk...Elizabeth White of Morrisville, the moose’s prime defender and creator of his Facebook page....In May, the Nelsons won a controversial exemption from Fish and Wildlife rules that would have required removal of the native deer and moose from the park -- probably by slaughter -- to stop any risk of spreading disease from penned animals to wild ...

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