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DEER BIRTH CONTROL
Slow start for NYC suburb's program using birth control to thin herd of deer
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, April 7, 2014 7:19 PM EDT
The plan to use birth control to thin the deer herd plaguing a New York suburb has gotten off to a slow start.
The mayor and animal experts say they are committed to the program and trying again next year. It's the first birth-control study of a free-roaming deer population in an open, suburban area in the U.S.
Hastings deer have overrun the wooded Hillside Park, eaten up private gardens and caused more than a dozen car crashes a year.