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Old 05-24-2011, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Maryland can now use birth control to curb deer population

WTF ??? who in the hell comes up with these idiotic ideas ???
theres a way to control deer populations that generates revenue rather than costing taxpayers... ITS CALLED HUNTING PERMITS !!!
if they want to trim the population .then either extend the hunting season ,or SELL permits to extend the damn bag limits. i swear these morons are intentionally trying to bankrupt the country.
the rest of the state, travels to western maryland just for the deer hunting season.

— CUMBERLAND — Maryland has become the first state to approve the use of Gonacon, a deer birth control product, but the state’s director of wildlife said Friday he can’t imagine it ever being used in what he termed the open landscape.

“This is the only immuno-contraceptive for deer that has federal approval,” said Paul Peditto, director of the Wildlife and Heritage Service. “It was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency.

“We feel good about being the first jurisdiction to approve its use,” Peditto said. “It shows we have an open mind, but is not a magic bullet for deer control. It is an option in very limited circumstances and will have virtually no consequence in terms of day-to-day deer management and deer hunting. It won’t be used in 98 percent of the state.”

Peditto said the manpower and expense of applying the birth control chemical will limit its use.

“It will cost up to $1,000 to apply it to a deer,” Peditto said. The deer must first be shot via dart gun to tranquilize it before Gonacon can be injected. EPA requires that the deer be tagged so that it can be identified as having been treated. Another tag will state that the meat of the animal should not be consumed by humans.

“It works on 80 percent of the deer that are injected,” Peditto said. “The following year, however, half of those injected deer will become pregnant unless hand-injected a second time.”

Peditto said authority to sedate, inject and tag deer won’t simply be turned over to a home owners association and its maintenance crew.

Applicators must jump through several hoops, including registration, testing and association with a licensed veterinarian.

Stephanie Boyles, a wildlife scientist with the Humane Society of the United States, said Friday that HSUS applauds Maryland for approving the use of Gonacon. She said the society has been a strong supporter and developer of contraceptive agents as a means of nonlethal wildlife management.

“There is a demand for nonlethal options and now that Maryland has stepped forward we believe the DNR will start hearing from those who want to use that option,” Boyles said.

Boyles said she anticipates advances in the chemical makeup and delivery systems that will lessen the manpower and cost now involved in applying Gonacon.

“Our vision is to be able to remotely dart the animal with the drug and tag. That way you don’t have to capture it. There are always some animals that don’t survive the trauma of the capture and processing, and we would like to eliminate that.”

Boyles expects, too, the development of a drug that will last more than one year. She said time-released injections are currently being studied.
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So those that are injected can't be eaten? Bet they'll put a fine on shooting an injected deer to generate revenue to "cover" the costs. What a crock of shit.
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Why not just turn Ray Lewis loose in the woods with a buck knife?

I wave my private parts at your aunties, you heaving lot of second-hand electric donkey bottom biters.

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A severe case of lead poisoning would be better.

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What the heck happen to the day in age when you could actually provide food for your family without having to go to the grocery store to buy it?

Heck where I grew up, hunting was a way of life. Turkey, Deer, Pheasant, Squirrel, etc...living near the potomac, fishing was also a way of life.

What's next we're all suppose to become vegans or something?

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