Monday, June 11, 2012

Trib: Deer culling program weighed in Mt. Lebanon

Torn between tales of disease-carrying deer turning roads into obstacle courses and residents concerned about expert shooters possibly being allowed to fire into private property at night with high-powered, silenced rifles, the Mt. Lebanon commission is weighing whether to resurrect a deer-culling program like those used in Upper St. Clair, Bethel Park and Fox Chapel.

The commission is considering a ban on deliberately feeding deer and will host a town hall meeting in the coming weeks to discuss reinstating some form of population control for herds of deer that live in the municipality's parks and backyards.

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