As ridiculous as that article is, I saw on the news today that they are discussing using archery hunters to harvest more deer there this fall. Don't know what the particulars of that are though.
Any plan that utilizes hunters as the primary control method is one that I am in favor of.
MT. LEBANON (KDKA) — Mount Lebanon Commissioners approved with a vote of 4 to 1 moving ahead with a company that will oversee an archery hunt in an effort to attack the deer population.
A company called White Buffalo will set up the hunt.
The company president Tony DeNicola tells KDKA’s David Highfield that hunters will be carefully screened.
He says they’ll use about six with another six hunters as back-up.
DeNicola says they have to stay away from private homes unless they have permission of the homeowner.
Some members of the commission questioned whether enough deer would be killed to actually reduce the population without taking additional measures.
A controversial attempt to control the deer population with rifles earlier this year failed.
Representatives from White Buffalo will attend a commission meeting in September to explain the details of how the hunt will be conducted.
Quarry mine, blessed am I
In the luck of the chase.
The WCO that got the cull permit for them told them it will not be reissued unless hunters are part of the solution.He spoke about it my sportsmans club.He agreed to it last year because there was not enough time to properly schedule a hunt.
Good luck finding spots to hunt. Shaded area are within 50 yd safety zone. Map of Mt Lebo
All thats needed are some cooperative property owners and some skilled ethical bow hunters. We hunt around the safety zones in Fox Chapel and do it quite effectively. It's been working there for over 20 years.
Life Member of NRA, Tall Tine outfitters, and life member of UBP.