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Fairfax City will surgically sterilize deer in an effort to control the local deer population - the first locality in the state to try the method.
The shooting and killing of deer in Rock Creek Park will resume Friday evening, with safety as the top priority.
As the controlled deer hunt in Rock Creek Park begins Wednesday night, temporary nighttime road closures will go into effect to protect park visitors and neighbors.
After rolling out the series "Deer Dilemma" about the National Park Service's plan to shoot deer in Rock Creek Park, WTOP heard from a group in Maryland that's been sterilizing deer as an alternative to killing them.
Car accidents and what's done with deer meat are topics related to the proposed Rock Creek Park deer hunt.
The National Park Service considered the possibility of using contraception to control the deer population in Rock Creek Park, but decided it was not the best choice right now.
The National Park Service says its plan to hunt deer in Rock Creek Park to reduce their population will be done as humanely as possible.