From the CliftonDeer.org Team: With the sterilization of eight more does last Fall, year 3 of field operations brought the total number of treated deer to 59, or 91% of our total adult female deer population. Based on field camera counts, the herd within our study area has shrunk by 19% since we started. This … Continue reading Entering Year 4 of the Clifton Deer Project
Deer Project: Year 2 The Clifton deer sterilization project ended its second year of field operations on January 19th with ten new does sterilized, bringing our total to 51, and a bunch of soggy volunteers. Three nights of operations were originally scheduled for early December but had to be postponed to mid-January because a bumper … Continue reading Clifton Deer Project: Year 2
Clifton Deer Round Two Coming Soon! It’s Fall, a time of crisp cool air, leaves turning colors, bringing in the porch furniture, and fencing off the small trees to protect them from rambunctious rutting bucks! To folks working on the Clifton deer project, it means gearing up for the second round of deer sterilizations. Soon … Continue reading Clifton Deer Round Two Coming Soon!
Recap: The Clifton deer fertility control pilot program is a citizen response to the Cincinnati Parks’ invitation to collaborate on a non-lethal alternative to bow-hunting for reducing overabundant herds in 3 Clifton Neighborhood parks. Operating under a permit granted in 2015 by the Wildlife Division of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the program involves … Continue reading CliftonDeer.org Update
Written by Beth Whelan, for CliftonDeer.Org CliftonDeer.Org is pleased to report that we have met our $40,000 threshold funding goal and will be launching the program on schedule very soon. A huge thank you to CTM for a matching challenge grant of $2,500 that helped stimulate donations from Clifton residents, and for the suggestion to … Continue reading CliftonDeer.Org Update