Mt. Vernon Council explores options for deer November 1, 2011 Virginia

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[Mt. Vernon] Council explores options for deer November 1, 2011 Virginia, 
Mt. Vernon Register-News

A city which held a hunt and sterilization program at a cost of $150000 for 100 deer killed and 110 sterilized makes that option one that could be too costly. Neibert said after talking with the conservation officials for Southern Illinois, ... “Trapping doesn’t work,” Neibert said. “The stress on the deer is such that they die anyway.” [30 percent or less fatalities are common] ... Among the recommendations discussed was bow hunting only in specified areas...

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