Monday, February 08, 2010

KANSAS NEWS: Shawnee Mission Cull Ends

The deer harvest has been completed at Shawnee Mission Park, with a total count of 342 deer culled from the herd.

Sharpshooters killed 313 deer, but park officials determined the number did not meet the goal. Archers killed an additional 29 deer in December and January.

Park officials had hoped to reduce the herd to 50 per square mile. However, they said Thursday it appeared they fell short. A deer population survey will be conducted in a few weeks to determine the size of the herd.

Following the sharpshooter phase, a survey estimated that the herd had been reduced to 73 deer per square mile.

Source: Kansas City Star

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