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Deer Management Comments

November, 4, 2014 8:15 AM
Why not have local area bow hunters take a proficiency test, educate them on urban hunting responsibilities and have them cull the population? You could set up a quota system where they would have to harvest 2 does before a buck or something similar to encourage a higher number of deer to be harvested. Any of these deer harvested would not count against season bag limits. All deer could be donated without charge to local area food banks through the program. There would be many ways to incentivise the program. Reduction of the population is done by eliminating the does. When farmers are issued crop damage permits it is for does only. It is very rare for them to be issue any buck tags nor do the tags remain active until March 31st. From January until March is just indiscriminate elimination as the bucks have shed their antlers and unless trained, their is no way to differentiate between male and female. Deer start fawning in April. There is something morally unpalatable about letting folks shoot them until that far into their pregnancy. Its fairly hard to stomach considering the fawns are fully developed and 3/4 of their birth weight. In closing, from what I've been told, there doesn't seem to be a need for this year's culling as last year's has decimated the population. Looking forward to your response.
 
October, 2, 2014 11:12 AM
I am in favor of the deer management project to reduce the deer population.
 
September, 26, 2014 10:48 AM
I completely agree with the deer management program at Enterprise. I live close by and we are flooded with deer that tear up landscaping and leave droppings in addition to being a traffic hazard. I am concerned that they are no longer afraid of humans and may become aggressive, especially the males.
 
September, 16, 2014 2:23 PM
I LIVE IN ONE OF THE DEVELOPMENTS BEHIND ENTERPRISE GOLF COURSES. WE ALREADY HAVE DEER RUNNING THRU OUR NEIGHBORHOODS/YARDS NOW. IF A DEER HARVEST HAPPENS OVER AT THE GOLF COURSE, WHAT'S TO KEEP MORE OF THEM FROM RUNNING AND HIDING OUT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS. THEY'RE ALREADY WALKING THRU THE NEIGHBORHOODS DURING THE DAY AND SEEM TO FEAR HUMANS LESS AND LESS.
 
August, 19, 2014 8:59 AM
(Enterprise Golf Course) Allow unlimited hunting to the public for a specified time. Allow hunting with firearms from an elevated stand 15' or higher in elevation. Do not Steal this opportunity from the Citizens of Maryland. If you haven't reached your specified cull number in the "Special Season" timeframe you allocate to the public then you can eradicate the rest by allowing the otherwise bored Park Police to have the time of their lives shooting deer all night while being paid by the same citizens of this state.
 
August, 19, 2014 8:58 AM
Open it (Oxon Hill Manor) up to Public Hunting. If you really need to reduce the deer herd allow unlimited numbers of deer to be taken by hunters for a specified period of time. Close the park to non-hunting activity for that specified time if necessary. Allow the use of firearms from an elevated stand of at least 15'. Do not steal this opportunity away from the citizens of Maryland who have already lost so much of their public hunting lands. On another note I'm retired Army Infantry. I was a Sniper 11BB4 and an Instructor at the US Army Sniper School. "Park Ranger Sharpshooters" Are you serious?
 
August, 5, 2014 8:22 AM
The deer are a dangerous nuisance. I have had the misfortune of hitting one on the road in my car. I support reducing the deer population in this manor and wish you would expand the program to the Clinton area and Tinker's Creek Stream Valley Park.
 
July, 30, 2014 8:27 AM
Deer are constantly in my yard and even when I go outside, make noise, throw rocks, they will not move on. Deer repellent doesn't work. They eat my grass, shrubbery, flowers and leave feces on my lawn costing money until I just gave up. My yard is a mess because of their grazing. Please do something to reduce the population. Thank you.
 
June, 3, 2014 12:51 PM
I am a resident of P G Count and live in the Lake Arbor area. I have been having a problem with dears for the several years. Deers come on my property via a wooded area behind my home. The eat all, yes all my perennial plants each and every year. I have replanted plants that are suppose to be deer tolerant. I have found this does not always work and the deers eat those plants as well. These deers are so brave that my neighbor said a dear walked along sire him while he was cutting grass and crossed the street like he did not exist. I think deers are a beautiful animal but they are destroying landscapes, and they are not afraid of humans, so I am afraid that one of the might bite and pass on the lyme disease. think "to cull" deers is a great solution.
 
May, 9, 2014 8:05 AM
I support it