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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

LIFE SCIENCE 101: ELMER FUDD, PROFESSOR
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It doesn't play the grand game, but SMQ's attention was directed nonetheless this morning to a story from last Friday about the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where they do - in "specified locations" as of Saturday, at least - shoot deer on campus:
The hunters will have to follow certain requirements, including shooting from stands at least 12 feet off the ground and remaining at least 100 yards from specific trails.

The campus will still be safe even with the hunters there, said Dean Rodeheaver, the school's assistant chancellor for planning and budget.

"If we had any doubt, we wouldn't be doing it," Rodeheaver said. "We don't have concerns about safety."

About 40 to 50 deer roam campus, about twice the preferred number, said Bob Howe, director of the school's Cofrin Center for Biodiversity.

The increasing number of deer wreak havoc on vegetation, contribute to car-deer crashes and raise the risk of an increased prevalence of Lyme disease, Howe said.

The culling is necessary because the deer face neither predators nor a "major mortality factor" such as hunting, Howe said.

The school is joining a partnership between the city of Green Bay and Brown County in a program that controls deer populations.

As part of the program, volunteer archers -- who have to meet certain qualifications -- cull the deer at specified locations and may keep one. The other deer are donated to a local food pantry.

This year's hunt starts Saturday and runs through April 30. In later years culling will take place from Feb. 6 to April 1.
It is SMQ's kind of administrator indeed who would approve armed undergrads not yet legally allowed inside the Cock and Bull Publick House stationed at significant distances from large, fast animals they intend to kill in the middle of what amounts to a medium-sized town and claim he has "no doubt" about the safety of this policy. Because, after all, students regularly exercise prudence and hunting accidents are rare - nay, unheard of (literally, in Mississippi, if the legislature has its way).

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The vice president receives his honorary degree from UW-Green Bay


Nowhere would this policy have been received with greater glee than SMQ's rural high school, where it wasn't uncommon for the number of empty seats to rise sharply during the opening days of deer season; more than one would-be Francisco Scaramanga of the Odocoileus virginianus had to preemptively turn in his forgotten pocketknife to wary administrators before he was pounced upon in post-Columbine, zero-tolerance delirium. Woe, otherwise, to the five-point who wandered into second period biology.
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