Roanoke to continue deer culling program this year June 19, 2013 Virginia

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Roanoke to continue deer culling program this year June 19, 2013 Virginia, Roanoke Times
... Last year, 210 deer and one coyote were killed by sharpshooters. Complaints of property damage, deer-involved car crashes and the spreading of ticks, Quesenberry said, spurred the program into existence in 2003... “We, of course, continue to expand our neighborhoods into their environment,” ...

Roanoke deer-culling proposals due this afternoon June 20, 2013 Virginia, Roanoke Times
... Olin Melchionna , a Roanoke attorney, found out about the animals’ appetites the hard way. One spring, he noticed the azaleas in the landscaped yard around his home off Yellow Mountain Road weren’t blooming correctly.  He initially questioned his family’s landscaper, but the man informed him that the flowers had been grazed on by deer... After deer decimated his 18 rosebushes, Melchionna contacted the city and eventually sat on the committee that devised the culling program...


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