The city of Solon, Ohio, which has steadfastly ignored the success other cities in the state have experienced from utilizing bowhunters to cull troublesome urban deer, spent $132,719 on USDA sharpshooters and related expenses to have around 200 deer culled this past winter.
It was around $50,000 LESS than was spent on the previous year’s cull. –The Outdoor Pressroom
Also included in the USDA contract is a proposed fee of $14,000 to perform an aerial visual survey to gain an accurate count of Solon’s remaining deer population.
This was the second year that the USDA has been hired to run Solon’s sharpshooting efforts.