It’s come to this. Monocacy in Frederick, Md., is one of three national battlefields so overrun with white-tailed deer — apparently, they’re interfering with crops and ruining the habitat for other wildlife — that the National Park Service has proposed sending sharpshooters to keep the population down.
The article at the CBS Baltimore website also mentions fencing in crops and woodlots as well as the use of “nonsurgical reproductive control methods,” a concept that really tries my imagination, let me tell you.
But if we rely on snipers, won’t we be stuck doing that indefinitely? I vote for the really-big-fence idea.