Letters to the Editor

Re:   Saw Creek Deer Cull

Dear Bushkill Sentinel Editor, you really missed the mark on reporting about the deer cull in Saw Creek estates.  The real story is that Saw Creek is allowing recreational hunting, they say it's because they have to comply with new game commission rules and get a deer cull permit.  And I saw documents that said the board voted to allow this, but then the office wrote on their website that no vote took place.  SMH!  Sure, I'm angry about the deer cull because there's no way there's 85 deer PSM, but to have hunters in our neighborhoods?  What is Saw Creek thinking?  The homes are too close and what about people who let their kids play in the yard? Do they really think the hunters will stay in their assigned area to hunt?  I won't give permission for anyone to hunt on my property. Maybe you can do a story on that.

- Name Withheld By Request



…Could it be those who are afraid of hitting deer with their cars? They can get deer whistles, drive the speed limit and be extra careful, but odds are they may hit a deer. If this is to stressful to handle, why move to the woods?

…Could it be because you have flowers you need to protect from hungry deer? Maybe get permission to set up a fence…but why move to the woods?

…Could it be those who are afraid of deer ticks? Don’t feed them, don’t walk up to them at all. Is there still a risk of getting sick from the ticks? Yes. So why move into the woods?

Ask anyone how many deer they’ve seen this past 12 months. Most will tell you hardly any. My first year hear, 4 years ago, I saw many. They did a cull and now there are a few running around, and very healthy looking.

This is a political move powered by those few who really run Saw Creek. Those who go along with ‘those few’ do so to; keep friendships, keep jobs, keep something but not because it makes any sense.

LET’S HAVE A VOTE. Use the technology we now have and send emails to all the homeowners who have email (sorry if you don’t but this is important and must be done now) and ask them to check off to kill the deer or not. That would be the fair way to handle this in my opinion.

- B. Jacobson

Editors Note 3/30/2018:  one of our readers commented on the letter above from B. Jacobson:

Dear Editor-


While B. Jacobson raises some valid points in his/her letter, I would like to point out to him/her that the first time the deer cull issue raised its ugly head, we did try to get a by-law passed that would require a vote by the homeowners in order to decide deer management issues. It was soundly defeated by voters who may have been intimidated by the Board of Directors who did everything they could to prevent its passage. It was an ugly election that year.

- lwt

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