How deer overpopulation begins

December 30, 2013

Regarding the Dec. 26 letters “How best to deal with the deer” and the Dec. 21 Metro article “Fairfax City plans to surgically sterilize deer”:

A question has been bubbling about in my mind for more than a week: Are female deer running around impregnating one another or themselves? Wouldn’t it be more cost-effective for Fairfax City officials to capture and castrate some of the stags than to focus on the does?

Vivian Otteman, Washington

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