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  • Deer Bow hunting has started in WMU 5D that includes Upper Dublin Township. Bow hunting has expanded to 10 public open spaces which starts today, September 17 to November 26 and December 26 to January 28, 2017.  Robbins Park, our nature center, will also be included in the deer killing spaces. For shame!
  • NEXT MEETING WITH the Commissioners is December 13, 2016 at 7pm in the township building
  • Some people don’t know that UD’s “deer management program” began in 2009 as a pilot program.
  •  Since then archery hunting begins the last quarter of the year and all of January in the new year.
  • Four schools are either adjacent, across or near the 10 hunt approved open spaces.
  • Whether the archery hunt does any good to control the deer population is unknown.
  • Calls to police regarding deer related incidents are up.
  • Archery is a form of recreational hunting rather than a way of reducing the deer herd.
  • Lethal reduction of deer, pushed by The Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society of PA, the PA Land Trust, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and others, drown out people who favor handling deer populations by non-lethal means.
  • Robbins Park, our nature center and a major exception to above, is run by wonderful people for our school children, and those who enjoy a walk in the woods.
  • At Robbins Park, children respect nature, natural places and animals they see.
  • They are delighted when coming upon a snake sun bathing or on very rare occasions even seeing a deer hidden by the trees.  Lets keep it sacred for all.
  • But sadly, there now is deer hunting near 309 expressway in Robbins Park because deer go though the area.  How can we teach children to love and respect wildlife and nature, when we allow our Township to destroy life?

What we believe

  • We want to raise residents’ awareness that lethal deer hunts occur in Upper Dublin.
  • We ask our commissioners to suspend the next deer hunt for one year Sept. 2016 to September 2017 to assess the deer population.
  • Hunting is inherently dangerous regarding our children, residents and hunters themselves.
  • Hunting scares deer to take any way out of harm and cause deer/car collisions.
  • Hunters represent only a tiny portion of Township residents.
  • Current and near future Township over – developmental construction encourages deer to migrate away.
  • We want to engage our residents so they attend meetings with our commissioners.
  • We want to encourage non-lethal ways of handling our deer population.