County Officials to Hold Meeting on Deer Management in Reston

by Fatimah Waseem July 12, 2018 at 3:45 pm 9 Comments

Having trouble with deer? Each year, Fairfax County officials hold a meeting on deer management in collaboration with the Fairfax County Authority and NOVA Parks.

This year’s meeting in Reston is planned for August 9 at 7 p.m. in the North County Government Center (1801 Cameron Glen Drive). The deer management program is conducted will by the Fairfax County Police Department.

The program attempts to use safe and sustainable deer management techniques as permitted by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, including archery, managed hunts and sharpshooting.

Other meetings will be held on August 7 at 7 p.m. in the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax) and on August 16 at the Mount Vernon District Police Station (2511 Parkers Lane in Alexandria).

Photo by Twitter user @MrErrett

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Once Reston is entirely paved over, deer will not be a problem.

    • 30yearsinreston

      Free meals for ‘workforce housing’

  • Mike M

    Culling the herd can actually make it stronger.

    • Strong by nature

      Van Gogh writing his brother for paints
      Hemingway testing his shotgun
      Celine going broke as a doctor of medicine
      the impossibility of being human
      Shakespeare a plagiarist
      Beethoven with a horn stuck into his head against deafness
      the impossibility the impossibility
      Nietzsche gone totally mad
      the impossibility of being human
      all too human
      this breathing
      in and out
      out and in
      these punks
      these cowards
      these champions
      these mad dogs of glory
      moving this little bit of light toward us

      • Mike M

        Abridged Bukowski?
        Here’s a new line for it:
        Bukowski joins the US Postal Service.

  • Mike M

    I remember the last meeting was interrupted by ten long seconds of the bone chilling sound of strong fingernails against the surface of a chalkboard at the back of the room. Everyone shut up and looked back. There was a mountain lion in a chair causing the distraction. One she had everyone’s attention she said:

    You all know me. You know how I earn a livin’. I’ll catch these deer for ya, but it ain’t gonna be easy. Fast targets! Not like goin’ down to the pond chasing bluegills or tommycats. These deer will swallow your gardens. Nibblin’. Chompin’. Smash your cars! Now we got to do it quick. That’ll bring back the azaleas, cucumbers, and the freedom of distracted driving. But it’s not gonna be pleasant. I value my stomach a lot more than three thousand bucks, Chief. I’ll tackle them for three, but I’ll catch them and eat them for ten. You’ve got to make up your minds. Gonna stay happy and ante up? Or want to play it cheap, be watching the sides of the road at night. I don’t want no volunteers. I don’t want no mates. There’s too many crusaders in Reston. Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that, I eat the heads, the little white tails, the whole damn things.

    • ^^^ things people starving for attention say (and their sock puppets upvote)

      • Mike M


  • Tom

    I grew up in Maine where hitting a deer with your car is almost a rite of passage. And yet, I’ve never seen more deer than in this area. You have to avoid them on the walking paths and 2 weeks ago, driving on Lawyer’s Road near Vienna at dusk, I spotted 2 of them crossing the road, all within a minute! The first one ran across the road and leapt into the air over a fence, it was a surreal scene. I drove very carefully the rest of the way home as I was sure I was going to run into one of them.


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