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Deer population management program begins in September

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Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, released a press release about its 2022-2023 annual deer population management program.

The program will run from September 2022 to March 2023 with the goal of addressing “deer overpopulation in many areas of the county that results in deer-vehicle collisions, excessive damage to the environment, private landscapes and agriculture, and the spread of the disease. Routine maintenance will take place to ensure there is a balance between land use/human residences and deer habitats.

Three new park units have been added to the current list of 60: Washington Grove Conservation Park, Piedmont Crossing Local Park, and Rock Creek Stream Valley Park.

At Washington Grove Conservation Park and local Piedmont Crossing Park, a managed archery hunt will take place, in addition to an expansion of community efforts related to the issue. At Rock Creek Stream Valley Park, Park-Police Marksmanship Operations will be present.

For more details on the initiative, keep reading here.