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Urban deer hunt angers Falls Church resident

Falls Church resident Jessica Doyle says she was angry to find out men were hunting near her home without notifying her. But urban deer hunting is legal, heavily regulated and targets overpopulated deer herds.

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 03:31pm EDT

Tags: hunting, deer, Falls Church, Va., Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Fairfax City will sterilize, not hunt deer

Fairfax City will surgically sterilize deer in an effort to control the local deer population - the first locality in the state to try the method.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 12:22am EST

Tags: deer hunt, deer, Fairfax City, michelle basch

NPS: Safety is top priority in Rock Creek deer hunt

The shooting and killing of deer in Rock Creek Park will resume Friday evening, with safety as the top priority.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 04:26am EDT

Tags: Rock Creek Park, michelle basch, deer hunt, contraception

Controlled deer hunt begins in Rock Creek Park

As the controlled deer hunt in Rock Creek Park begins Wednesday night, temporary nighttime road closures will go into effect to protect park visitors and neighbors.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 01:27am EDT

Tags: Rock Creek Park, deer, deer hunt, National Park Service

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Deer Dilemma postscript: Md. spay program shows alternative

After rolling out the series "Deer Dilemma" about the National Park Service's plan to shoot deer in Rock Creek Park, WTOP heard from a group in Maryland that's been sterilizing deer as an alternative to killing them.

Friday - 03/08/2013, 07:44am EST

Tags: spay, deer, Rock Creek Park, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Deer Dilemma Part 5: Car crashes and feeding the hungry

Car accidents and what's done with deer meat are topics related to the proposed Rock Creek Park deer hunt.

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 01:14pm EST

Tags: michelle basch, Rock Creek Park, deer hunt

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Deer Dilemma Part 4: The contraception question

The National Park Service considered the possibility of using contraception to control the deer population in Rock Creek Park, but decided it was not the best choice right now.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 12:01pm EST

Tags: michelle basch, Rock Creek Park, deer hunt

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Deer Dilemma Part 3: 'It's not a Walt Disney movie'

The National Park Service says its plan to hunt deer in Rock Creek Park to reduce their population will be done as humanely as possible.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 06:20am EST

Tags: michelle basch, Rock Creek Park, deer kill, National Park Service

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