Deer Management Program Information

Deer Management Update (February 27, 2017)

Final Sharpshooting Report 2/24/2017

Deer Management Update (February 23, 2017)

SHARPSHOOTING HAS CONCLUDED. The sharpshooting phase of this year's deer management program has ended because of the unseasonably warm weather, which is projected to continue. There has been diminished activity at bait sights because deer now have other food sources, so the
municipality cut the program short rather than expend additional funds for what would be a diminishing return.

Under the contract, either party has the right to end the program with notice; payment is only for time and materials expended as of the date the program ends. The municipality and White Buffalo, the contractor, agreed that ending the program now was the most fiscally responsible course of action.

White Buffalo will provide a final report in the near future, which will be posted here.

Deer Management Update (February 15, 2017)

Technicians will work on private property seven days a week beginning at 4 p.m. and concluding by 11:00 p.m. They will work in the identified public parks Monday through Friday only, beginning at 6 p.m. and concluding by 11:00 p.m.

FAQ Sharpshooting Phase 2017

Deer Management Update (February 14, 2017)

Controlled Archery Hunt: 2016-2017 Season: White Buffalo, Inc., a wildlife management firm, was hired to screen, train and manage the archers who conducted a bow hunt last fall. The archers were required to show experience through harvest verification and were required to have a Bow Hunter Education Certification before beginning. The hunt took place on the following public properties: Conservation District (Connor/Terrace Road), Golf Course, McNeilly Park, Twin Hills and Robb Hollow Park as well as the adjacent public works property. Off-duty police officers were the only hunters permitted to hunt on public properties. In addition, interested residents worked directly with White Buffalo to donate their properties for the program. A total of 36 deer were removed through this program. Total cost: $9,000.

Archery Program Summary Report -2/8/17

Deer Management Update (January 24, 2017)

Fully Executed Contract

1-1-13 to 12-31-16 Deer Vehicle Crash - Dead Deer Pick-up
School District Notification Letter

Deer Management Update (December 2, 2016)

FAQ Sharpshooting Phase 2017

Deer Management Update (October 10, 2016)

Video excerpt from a seminar on pest and deer management by Jessica Walliser, co-host of “The Organic Gardeners” on KDKA-Radio in Pittsburgh, PA and hosted by the Mt. Lebanon Public Library.

Deer Management Update (October 3, 2016)

Effective today, Twin Hills Park has been added to the list of public properties that are being utilized in the controlled archery hunt program. All other program information remains the same. Complete FAQ available here.

Deer Management Update (September 2, 2016)

For prior information, please review the Historical Deer Management Information Page