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USDA APHIS Wildlife Services has delivered their deer count and their lethal “plan” to deal with the deer.  Please call the township manager, Paul Leonard, to review this information which is available to the public  215 – 643 – 1600.

  • NEXT MEETING WITH the full Board of Commissioners is July 11, 2017 starting at 6:30 p.m.  During this meeting, USDA Wild Life Services deer management plan will be discussed along with archery for the 2017/2018 deer season.  The commissioners may vote during the Stated Meeting on the Deer Management plan for more money to be spent to kill these unfortunate deer.  Then again, they may delay this vote.
  • If you see an unattended tree stand still up in our open spaces, please call Officer Madrak at 215) 646-2101 and let this page know.  Unattended tree stands are very dangerous for adults  and inquisitive children who just want to see what the world looks like at 15′ from the ground.
  • Some people don’t know that UD’s “deer management program” began in 2009 as a pilot program and has continued since.
  •  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 — mainly because 10 open spaces have been opened.
  • 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 this corridor.  Instead these corridors should remain open for deer to escape the township.  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.