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Are Vasectomies the Future of Deer Management?

September 22, 2016 | by Nick Pinizzotto

If you’ve been following along on the NDA Facebook page and our website, you’ve undoubtedly seen the articles we posted about the $2 million vasectomy plan currently being implemented in Staten Island in an attempt to control the deer herd in the New York City borough. As much as I wish it was just humorous science fiction, it is very real, and dozens of unlucky bucks are getting snipped at this very moment.

I’m not going to get into all of the reasons why this project is tragically short-sighted and will inevitably fail because it has been discussed ad nauseam, not only in this case, but the many others across the country where contraception and sterilization have been attempted to control deer. Perhaps Cornell University ecologist Bernd Blossey said it best in a recent article by stating, “It’s difficult for me to come up with all the reasons why this is a really stupid plan. It’s ridiculous from the onset.” Even members of the city’s interagency deer task force suggested that the plan has a very low likelihood of success, but apparently Mayor Bill de Blasio knows better.

Bald Head Island is the first municipality in the state to implement the deer birth control program dating back to 2014. Last year, 16 does were vaccinated and three received booster shots.

Reports show, $50,000 was spent on the program in 2014 alone.
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