I would like to respond to the people in Chesterfield County having the problem with the deer. First why did they move into a surburban area where deer and other wildlife normally live? If they want their shrubs and flowers left alone from the wildlife they should live in the city. I wonder if the people have tried the many deer repellents, some like DEER AWAY used by forest managers such as Weyerhaeuser advertised in catalogues routinely sent just about everyone?It is utterly shameful what passes as journalism these days. I was at the Board of Supervisors meeting. Five people, all from Salisbury, spoke in favor of this change to the ordinance. Fourteen other folks, from all around the county, spoke in opposition, sighting a myriad of well reasoned objections. Now read the story again and see how skewed a perspective it gives.
And where do you expect the deer and other wildlife to survive these days when people l are fleeing the cities and gobbling up all the open space and woodlands where our wildlife live. What do you expect them to do when they have no place to forage for food and live?
On top of that we have our Fish and Game Departments deliberately manipulating the environment to produce an overabundance of wildlife to create a problem like this to bring in the hunters to solve it, thus raking in more revenue from the sales of sporting equipment and weaponry.
Worst of all bow hunting is the cruelest way of killing an animal, causing it to suffer many hours before dying or being forced to live with a long arrow stuck inside its body. How any one wants to see an animal suffer that much makes me feel such persons are psychopaths.
May I suggest if the people want their shrubs and gardens to survive so badly without animal interference they move back to the city and give their property back to the wildlife from whom they stole it.