Bambi Harvest in Rock Creek Park

Bambi Harvest in Rock Creek Park

In 30 days, trained sharp-shooters will spend their nights in Washington’s Rock Creek Park. They’ll be blasting away at the urban park’s resident white-tailed deer. Rock Creek’s deer population is about 1900, 385 per square mile. The National Park Service hopes to cull half the critters.


“Final White-tailed Deer Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for Rock Creek Park,” National Park Service


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2 Responses to “Bambi Harvest in Rock Creek Park”

  1. Richard Layman Says:

    I didn’t see it, but our next door neighbors told us about a deer walking calmly through our alley (we live near Fort Slocum Park). We’ve seen deer in yards on Military Road, and I bicycled by some deer near Fort Totten Park.

    When people were against “culling” as expressed in articles in the Northwest Current community newspaper, I suggested bringing back cougars and mountain lions…

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    The National Zoo is Rock Creek Park’s neighbor, and the lions, tigers, and cheetahs look pretty bored ….

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