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Bringing Bowhunting to Cedar Creek Will Most Likely Backfire


Bringing bowhunting to Cedar Creek will most likely backfire because hunting is a cause of deer/car collisions.

In 2001, the Erie Insurance Company had 384 deer claims on opening day and the first Saturday of Pennsylvania’s hunting season. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reports that most car/deer collisions happen during hunting season. A spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said "the presence of hunters in the woods puts animals, including deer and bear, on the run and often causes them to leave wooded areas." (Trenton Times, 12/8/98)

If Cedar Creek truly wants to reduce the number of deer/car accidents, non-violent methods have been proven to work where hunting fails. Reflectors installed on the sides of roads can scare deer away from dangerous areas. The Strieter-Lite reflector has been tested for years and has been proven to reduce car/deer collisions from 60% to 100%.

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