Loudon County Considers Expanded Deer Hunts March 13, 2013, Virginia

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Loudon County Considers Expanded Deer Hunts March 13, 2013, Virginia, Leesburg Today
Since 2011, the county government has held managed deer hunts at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve and now the Board of Supervisors is eyeing expansion of that program as a way to help address the county's deer overpopulation and Lyme disease [deer density not correlated to Lyme]  ... there were many reasons to increase managed hunts. Helping to curtail Lyme disease—the ticks that carry the disease ride on white-tailed deer—was top of the list, but it was not the only one... The hunts at Banshee Reeks bring in about $3,000 in revenue a year for the county... 

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