Front Royal: What to do about deer? September 3, 2010 Virginia






What to do about deer?  Northern Virginia Daily  9/4/2010  By Ben Orcutt 
Longtime Jamestown Road resident John Taylor, 79, suggests that the town consider inoculating the deer so females can't become pregnant. Taylor said the method was used some time ago in the Washington area with success.

Fred Frenzel, a district biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, says studies indicate that inoculation against pregnancy is not as effective with a free-ranging deer herd.

"The best thing is just to remove some deer and reduce the population," Frenzel said, adding that Front Royal could apply for a permit to allow police to shoot some of the deer, which would be given to a charity, or the town could apply for a permit to allow for an urban archery season, as Winchester has done....


...the Town staff is currently researching options and alternatives by contacting other localities 

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