Deer Problems: How To Cope Without Culling
City Council President Saul Eisen encourages residents to call local officer for solutions
Deer are common occurances in Beachwood. And in neighboring communities, like Solon, herds are culled — selectively killed — to keep the numbers from getting out of control.
In June, we addressed the issue with Beachwood's animal control officer, Steve Suder, who told us that Beachwood's herd isn't big enough to call for culling.
But he added that the suburbs have become a breeding ground for deer, ripe with food and devoid of predators, that makes survival almost too easy. He gave some important tips for dealing with deer (like, don't feed them!) that you can read here.
Now City Council President Saul Eisen has stepped in, too.
He said at Monday's council meeting that he connected with Jeff Westerfield, the assistant wildlife management supervisor with the Ohio Department of Wildlife, a division of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Westerfield encouraged Eisen to share his contact information with Beachwood residents and commited to helping anyone with a deer problem. Eisen said that the goal is to offer solutions without killing the deer in our neighborhoods.
Westerfield can be reached at (330) 644-2293.