Hunt Scheduled at Binghamton University to Cull Deer Herd
“This is the second year officials have allowed bowhunters to thin the herd.”
Binghamton apparently has a nature reserve. Will any students protest the hunt?
The Associated Press reports via WBNG News:
Binghamton University schedules hunt to cull deer herd
The nature preserve at Binghamton University will be closed as bowhunters cull the deer herd in a one-day controlled hunt.
Only permitted hunters will be allowed on the preserve grounds on Saturday. This is the second year officials have allowed bowhunters to thin the herd.
The university says overpopulation of deer has hurt the preserve’s ability to support a healthy ecosystem. Officials say no seedlings survive to replace fallen trees and several species of ground-nesting birds are no longer found in the preserve.
The university’s deer management plan says research suggests there should be only 15 to 20 deer in the preserve to allow the forest to thrive, but there are about 260.
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Maybe thin the snowflake herd there, too.
Taking a dozen or so deer in a one day hunt is not going to solve their problem. Close it for a week and let the job be done correctly.
As much could be said for the liberal component of the student herd. Give them some thorazine, some coloring books and request that their families take their darlings home.
Really want to then the herd … forget the bows … get a Ford or two. They’ll come running.