Staten Island in New York is going forward to spend $2 Million on vasectomies for deer to try and reign in their out of control population.
Anybody want to guess just how well a catch, snip, and release program will be? I’m pretty sure the correct answer will be “not at all.”
And they are going to spend $2 Million to do it.
“Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials have agreed that this is the fastest and most humane way to limit further growth of the Island’s potentially dangerous white-tailed population. ”
Well, it’s also the dumbest.
I have an idea for you. Most NYC parks are open 6:00 am to 1:00 am. How about auctioning off deer tags, good for use in Staten Island parks from 3:00 – 5:00 am, bow hunting only. You can even limit the bow draw weight to 50 lbs or so to limit the effective range of the arrows to about 50 yards. I bet NYC could easily take in $2 Million in tag fees on this. The meat could even be donated to local homeless shelters.
But I have a feeling that would just be too effective. Better to waste money on a worthless program in de Blasio’s city.