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Public forum scheduled on Chapel Hill deer population problem

Posted April 18, 2010
Updated April 19, 2010

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— A public forum is scheduled for Monday evening to explore whether a management program is needed to address the deer population in Chapel Hill.

A panel of experts from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and other agencies will discuss with the Chapel Hill Town Council the effects of the deer population on the environment, potential health risks related to deer overpopulation and the feasibility of an urban bow hunt for deer.

The hearing is set for 7 p.m. at the Council Chamber of Town Hall at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The public is invited to attend and offer their views on the issue.


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  • ncguy Apr 19, 2010

    how many thousands of dollars will the town have to pay to "study" the problem?

  • itsnotmeiswear Apr 19, 2010

    If the bible thumpers and tree huggers would not have blocked the Sunday bow hunting regulations approved by the NCWRC, there would be less of these deer used as hood ornaments, and the entire herd would be healthier. With the over population problem, what common sense reason would there be to stop me from hunting on MY land with a bow during deer season?

  • readme Apr 19, 2010

    The only species that is overpopulated and contributing to environmental problems there walks on two legs.

  • USA1 Apr 19, 2010

    I think it's more of a people overcrowding problem.

  • ncmickey Apr 19, 2010

    So its better to have starving deer eating out of your garbage can? Oh, I know the solution....why dont all you rich folks bulldoze your houses and move back into the city.....
    A limited, controled bow hunt is the solution. Send the meat to the homeless shelter to quell you guilty, lib conscience.....

  • Garnerian Apr 19, 2010

    Venison is good is cooked right. I'd rather eat them than scrape them off the hood of my car.

  • dib Apr 19, 2010

    "While its the humans fault the deer are now over populating their wooded areas, we need to cull the herd to keep them healthy and strong. "

    Heard Mentally. They did it so we should. Sad world we live in.

  • ncmickey Apr 19, 2010

    Humans have moved into their habitat. We also bring pleanty of food with our flowers, bushs, and gardens. While its the humans fault the deer are now over populating their wooded areas, we need to cull the herd to keep them healthy and strong. The deers only predator are car bumpers. I think some bow hunting of females only will help alot. It is used in many suburban areas that have a deer over population. Duke does it in Duke Forest. The libs in Orange are gonna fight it though....

  • dib Apr 19, 2010

    I suppose it would be wrong to call it a people population problem and the health concerns caused by over population of people on the rest of the population including other animals and the planet. Oh well, grab your guns people. Shot'em if you got'em.

  • Adelinthe Apr 19, 2010

    Ok, I hate to mention this but...

    Weren't the deer there first???

    Why do people move where there are things they don't want to deal with???

    Praying for the beasties, since Chapel Hill doesn't care about them.

    God bless.