It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and a prime time for wannabe thieves and burglars to strike as well. When scrambling to fit in your holiday shopping amidst busy days and jam-packed schedules, there are a few important safety tips to keep in mind.
For those of you in attendance at the HOA Annual Meeting, you might recall we talked a bit about the deer problem. This was certainly a topic of interest to many of you. More specifically, what can we do? what can the city do?, the state?, etc.
At the November Board meeting, we will have a representative from the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries present to talk about the deer problem, discuss potential solutions, and answer questions.
All of you are welcome (as you are at every Board meeting) to come and listen and ask questions. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm at 11838 Rock Landing Drive, Newport News, VA 23606 There is a large conference room upstairs on the second floor. Take the elevator to the second floor and then look left as you get off. The conference room is straight ahead through glass doors. Hope to see you there! – Eric Kean
We contacted the USDA Wildlife Services regarding deer control for our community, and they were kind enough to forward us the following information:
Below are links to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) webpages on nuisance deer and deer hunting regulations. These webpages have excellent information regarding how to reduce damage and control deer populations. Please contact VDGIF if you have any further questions. Deer hunting season is currently in progress.
Nuisance Deer: – https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/nuisance/deer/
Deer Hunting Regulations: – https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/regulations/deer/
Due to the growing concern of the Deer Population in the community, the Board of Directors are requesting that all owners REFRAIN from feeding any wildlife. The community manager has reached out to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fishery for assistance in managing and/or decreasing the deer population. Stay Tuned for updates……