Skip to comments.Hunters may be hired to kill 2,800 deer on Civil War battlefields
Posted on 08/03/2014 11:20:47 AM PDT by ckilmer
Civil War battlefields may soon light up with gunfire once again if a new plan to "reduce" deer populations gets approved. The US National Parks Service has proposed a $1.8 million plan to hire sharpshooters to hunt and kill white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields over the next five years.
Deer populations at the Antietam and Monocacy battlefields, located in Maryland, as well as the Manassas battlefield in Virginia, are far above desired levels. The public is prohibited from hunting on the parkland, and populations have reached as high as 230 deer per square mile at Monocacy. The Parks Service hopes to bring those numbers down to 15 or 20 per square mile, reports the Associated Press.
The proposed plan would call for a maximum of 2,800 deer to be killed over the next five years. Once populations are brought to an acceptable level, the Parks Service hopes to use chemical contraceptives to maintain the herds' numbers. Why all the bloodshed? The Parks Service says that the large deer populations are damaging flora and the agency's efforts to preserve the historical sites. A public review period extends until September 3rd, at which time the agency will decide whether it will go through with the plan.
too much conservation screws the ecology.
I will do it for $25 a head.
That’s $643 per deer. Heck, run an add and hunters would do it for free. Only the feds could foolishly spend this kind of money.
I’m in. Where do I sign up?
$1.8 Million Dollars is not a lot of money for a government run program. This sounds like productive use of funding to reduce excess Deer. They should just be quiet about who’s shooting where and when, with what ammo, then have at it.
If the deer are deemed healthy, the meat should be cleaned packaged and sold. I would buy a small amount of Deermeat if it were legally offered for sale. Never having cooked or tasted it before, I don’t mind conducting an experiment.
Um, and this can effect humans how? That is scary.
1.The public is prohibited from hunting on the parkland
2. populations have reached as high as 230 deer per square mile at Monocacy
Government never does anything right.
It’s quite good.
But very, very, VERY lean!
(just an excuse to toss in some bacon!)
"We moved our base camp last night and were now positioned literally
within feet of the river. Have been sitting here watching the border
patrol patrolling in their riverboats all night and all morning..."
Send them to Nebraska when they’re finished!
PETA gals will show up at the hearings and offer to put condoms on the bucks this Fall or feed the does “morning after” pills.
What could go wrong?
BTW, does anyone know if it’s legal in Washington state to ummm... eliminate a deer if it is eating your crops?
I (and the next door neighbors) have a huge buck that’s eating our veggies raw!
Shoot first. Ask permission later.
The Feds have no accountability as they are not spending their money, but yours.
Remember the 3 S’s.
3. Shut up
Venison sausage done right is excellent.
I think they could use re-enactors to do that, then they could charge admission.
Rather than submitting to God's natural order, Obama's trying to get Planned Parenthood into the act.
#2 should read as Slice, season and sausage