Monday, December 17, 2007

OHIO NEWS: Village of 3500 To Kill Deer

AMBERLEY, Ohio (AP) - A southwest Ohio village is spending $3,000 for a professional deer count to make sure no more deer will be killed than necessary during a thinning of the herd.

Amberley officials say deer-related traffic accidents and residents' complaints about deer prompted the village to authorize culling, or thinning, the herd.

Councilman Louis Katz convinced the village council to wait to cull until a professional deer count is taken.

Katz says it's true the only way to have no deer-related accidents is to kill all the deer, but that's not what Amberley is all about.

Village police say there were 22 deer-related traffic accidents in Amberley in 2006 and 13 so far this year. None were fatal.


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