Lethal UnStrategy





















Urban Deer Hunting in Ohio

Urban Deer Bow-Hunt in Charleston

Urban Deer Bow-Hunting in Virginia

Princeton Renews Deer Culling Program

What You May Not Know about Bow Hunting

Braveheart - A Damning Indictment Against Bow-Hunting

Bow Hunting Wounding Rates and Shots Per Kill

Lethal Management Policy of Millburn, NJ

Lethal vs Non-Lethal - Pros and Cons

Women Favor Non-Lethal Methods

Net-&-Bolt and Captive-Bolt

Captive-Bolt Testimonies











In 2004 and 2005, the small city of Solon, Ohio, population 23,000, spent $520,000 to kill 1,000 white-tailed deer.  In 2006, deer were shot in Solon again.  When a deer population is severely culled, the Compensatory Rebound Effect kicks in and raises the reproductive rate by up to 30%.  Anthony DeNicola, the professional culler who has the culling market all but monopolized, himself wrote that culling is far from being the best method to address the deer over-population and deer-vehicle accident problems.  At an average of $100,000 per year in culling deer year after year in a city like Solon, over 25 years it will have spent $2.5 million in killing deer, and all this to lower the DVA rate by about 25%.  25 years is the life expectancy of good quality fencing, which can reduce the DVA rate by over 90%, with minimal maintenance.  In Millburn, New Jersey, the notorious Captive-Bolt is employed, also administered by DeNicola.  In more fiscally astute places, bow-hunters are used to shoot deer inside city limits.  The average wounding rate of bow-hunting is higher than 50%.  During the bow-hunting season, arrow-wounded deer stagger and stumble in the backwoods, for days, weeks, even months.  As for hunting being an anti-DVA measure, it is telling that the highest daily rate of DVA occurs almost always on the opening day of the deer-hunting season, and the two deer-hunting months of November and December rack up over 50% of the DVAs.