Deer Culling Is Done: 300 Deer Killed In Solon
Dave Hromco, appointed by the mayor to oversee the deer culling program, said they are now evaluating how things went.
Deer culling is complete in Solon, and 300 deer have been killed in the last two months in an effort to reduce the population and prevent deer-caused car crashes.
Dave Hromco, who is managing the program for the city, said that sharpshooting wrapped up last week and that they reached the goal of culling 300 deer from the herd. He said they are now evaluating how the program went for future years.
Hromco said there the program worked well and there were no issues at any of the shooting sites. The carcasses from the deer were processed and the meat was donated to local hunger shelters.
"We would like to thank the people of Solon who cooperated with the safety forces and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help make this a successful program," he said.
The sharpshooting operations were conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Divison of Wildlife. Shooters worked from stationary locations on a couple of dozen of sites around the city, mostly private property by some city-owned parcels as well.