But Capt. look at the pretty paper work the PGC got with the hunters money.
2019 Deer Management Program
Mt Lebanon, Pennsylvania
White Buffalo, Inc.
27 February 2019
Mt Lebanon contains a matrix of dense suburban and commercial development interspersed with
a spectrum of parks. The absence of any comprehensive deer management allowed the local
deer population to increase to a level incompatible with some land use and human activities prior
to our involvement. Although deer physical condition is not an issue, there is ongoing concern
regarding numerous deer-vehicle collisions and other deer related issues. This is the fourth year
in which White Buffalo, Inc. has implemented deer population management program within the
municipal boundaries. We harvested 115, 55, 57, and 44 deer during the 2016, 2017, 2018, and
2019 programs, respectively.
Pre-baiting was conducted from 22 January – 12 February 2019. Sharpshooting efforts were
conducted from 13-25 February 2019. Eleven days of fieldwork were required to achieve the
harvest of 44 deer. We followed the operations protocol outlined in the contract and PGC Permit
#45195. Twelve sites were available throughout the area of operation. Three previous locations
were not utilized during the 2019 program due to lack of activity in 2018. One new private site
We expended ~134 person-hours to harvest 44 deer (this does not include travel time, site
preparations and set up, or baiting). The entire data set generated from harvested deer is
represented in the spreadsheet entitled "Mt Lebanon, PA- Deer Harvest: 13-25 February 2019”
(Appendix A). The overall harvest demographics are summarized in Table 1. Harvest by day is
summarized in Table 2. Harvest results from specific sites ranged from a high of 7 deer to a low of 1 for sites where effort was allocated. Twenty-eight deer (64%) were harvested from private
properties while 16 (36%) were removed from the four public properties available.
Table 1. Sex and age class of deer harvested in Mount Lebanon, PA from 13-25 February 2019.
AGE # MALE (%) # FEMALE (%) # COMBINED
Yearling/Adult 19 (43%) 15 (34%) 34 (77%)
Fawns 4 (9%) 6 (14%) 10 (23%)
Total 23 (52%) 21 (48%) 44 (100%)
Table 2. Number of deer harvested by day during the 11 days of field operations.
2/13/19 5 2/16/19 10 2/19/19 6 2/23/19 3
2/14/19 3 2/17/19 1 2/21/19 6 2/25/19 0
2/15/19 4 2/18/19 4 2/22/18 2
Harvest by Deer Management Zone
To allow for a more comprehensive population management program, we summarized all the
harvest data by management zone. Zone 1 was delineated as all land west of Cedar and Cochran
to the municipal boundary. Zone 2 was composed of all land east of Cedar and Cochran, west of
Scott Road, and north of Beadling Road and Mt Lebanon Boulevard to the northern municipal
boundary. Zone 3 was south of Beadling Road and Mt Lebanon Boulevard, west of Castle
Shannon Boulevard, to the southern municipal boundary. Zone 4 covered land east of Scott
Road/Castle Shannon Boulevard to the municipal boundary. Harvest breakdown based on zone
for the sharpshooting effort is summarized in Table 3.
Table 3. Deer harvest by Zone Mount Lebanon, PA 13-25 February 2019.
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The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Collapse of the Deer Herd,
Mismanagement of Habitat and Wildlife Resources,
Resulting Impacts to Rural Communities and the Commonwealth, and
Violations of Title 34 State Law and The Pennsylvania Constitution
An Investigation in Fulfillment of Requests by Former and Current State Officials:
• Office of the Governor •
• House Game and Fisheries Committee •
• Members of the Senate and House of Representatives •
• Board of Game Commissioners •
Forester, Wildlife Biologist, and Ecologist
April 17, 2018
• The Office of the Governor •
Governor Tom Wolf
• Pennsylvania House of Represent
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