Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park

For deer, a siege ahead at Valley Forge park

October 6, 2009, 8:51 am

Officials at Valley Forge National Historical Park said yesterday that they would begin shooting massive numbers of deer, possibly as soon as next month, rejecting a Villanova activist's proposal to shrink the herd through contraception.

Park managers also said that the growing number of deer would require them to shoot more animals than originally expected - 500 the first year, 500 the second, and between 250 and 300 in years three and four.

That would reduce the herd 86 percent.

Read more...