Deer

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

single adult male deer a year. The buck must have at least three points on one antler to con­sti­tute it as an ac­cept­able kill — any smaller may re­sult in fines to the hunter.

Through data col­lected in each deer hunt, the state de­ter­mines the need for fur­ther pop­u­la­tion con­trol. The pre­vi­ous few years have not shown a sig­nif­i­cant drop in pop­u­la­tion.

“We still want deer in the park, we’re just try­ing to man­age it,” Was­sell said. “If the trend shows less deer, then we’ll is­sue less per­mits or only do one day in­stead of two.”

Mike Greco fired the fa­tal shot that felled an eight-point buck near the end of the day. He and his fa­ther, Joe Greco, said too that the meat was highly re­garded in the hunt. Those who pa­tiently waited, stalked, pushed and fired the shots were not there just for the sport. Although more than a few of the deer killed Thurs­day will soon find their heads mounted on a wall, the veni­son, bologna, kiel­basa, jerky and other forms of deer meat won’t go to waste.

“We’re not just killing them, we’re tak­ing them for the meat,” Mike Greco said. “It was a great fa­ther­son day, I’ve been bring­ing him out since he was 8 years old.”

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