Culling Deer

Tony is a super guy, a dedicated wildlife conservationist, and my son’s professor at Yale. I’ve interviewed him several times for my deer-irruption reporting for Audubon. I’m glad OL didn’t come out against his vital work, though I would have liked to see some support via an explanation of why there’s no other way. Some of the comments are, alas, what I’d expect from hook-and-bullet ignorati. Bow hunters can’t come close to doing the job on private land like this; and controlling them would be harder than controlling the deer. Tony gets called to do this important work all over the nation and world. Until there’s an effective contraceptive deliverable in the wild (and that’s decades away) this is the ONLY way in places like the Vassar farm. Let’s see if OL explains this in future posts. http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/big-buck-zone/2010/01/should-we-sharpshoot-deer