March 28, 2015

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Initial deer cull at eight in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — The city’s first culling operation at Weiss Field on Thursday night resulted in sharpshooters killing eight deer. Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka said it was a smooth process and culling will continue. “I wasn’t sure what they were going to get,” Zilka said. “But it was more than I was hoping for.” Read More…

Deer culling begins at Weiss Field in Avon Lake

Deer gather near Pin Oak Parkway in Avon Lake on Thursday evening. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — The city’s first deer culling operation at Weiss Field began Thursday evening silently and with little attention. People walked their dogs and kids played basketball and used the skate park up until 6 p.m. when police arrived, blocked off entrances and asked everyone to leave. Elyria resident Larry Best, who brings his Read More…

Avon Lake deer cull starts today at Weiss Park

AVON LAKE — A culling operation will occur today at Weiss Field with sharpshooters hired through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The announcement comes three days after City  Council passed a law allowing sharpshooting on public property. Public Works Director Joseph Reitz said shooters will meet with the Avon Lake Police Department for a briefing Read More…

Avon Lake deer culling to start soon

AVON LAKE — The city will move forward with a program aimed at killing deer at Weiss Field and the city landfill before the month’s end. City Council approved an ordinance Monday allowing sharpshooters hired through state or federal agencies to conduct culling operations on city property. Council also approved a service agreement with the Read More…

Avon Lake deer survey results pinpoint overpopulation areas

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AVON LAKE — Results of a survey about deer have been released. The survey, available to all city residents, was completed by approximately 950 people. There were 50 people who did not provide addresses, so those surveys weren’t counted. The results were examined by the Avon Lake City Council, Mayor Greg Zilka, the Ohio Department Read More…

Avon Lake soliciting deer problem information from residents

AVON LAKE — Residents are being asked to complete surveys focusing on the reported deer problem in the area. Residents have reported that the city’s large deer population — which was once estimated to be 250 to 300 deer — have been eating their plants and running into roadways, causing accidents. City Councilman Dave Kos Read More…