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Plans to reduce the number of deer in Rock Creek Park are on hold until March while lawyers battle over the fate of the deer in court.
In a story Jan. 22 about a deer hunt, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a deer hunt would be conducted in Rock Creek Park. The hunt is planned for Rock Creek Stream Valley Park.
Police sharpshooters aim to reduce the overgrown deer population in Rock Creek Stream Valley Park near Chevy Chase in response to complaints from residents.
Officials at Rock Creek Regional Park are urging visitors to avoid Lake Needwood after a toxic substance was found in the water.
There are too many deer in Rock Creek Park eating up all the vegetation. Now there's a plan in place to control them.
National parks in D.C., Maryland and Virginia generated more than $1.8 billion in revenue in 2010 from 58 million visitors and supported more than 22,000 related jobs.
So many deer are crammed into a popular local park that there are plans to bring in sharpshooters for the first time to thin the herd.