Local officials in the Washington area are taking a variety of different approaches to managing the region’s deer population – including bow hunting. But concerns have been raised about whether those initiatives are humane. Kojo explores why a debate has erupted in Montgomery County – and the ways the swelling population of deer are affecting the region’s ecosystem.


  • Stephanie Boyles Griffin Senior Scientist, Wildlife Protection Department at The Humane Society of the United States
  • Ryan Butler Principal Natural Resource Specialist at The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Montgomery County Parks

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