Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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For local resident Jon Ebbitt, Pittsburgh city park hunt has been good experience

“Nobody’s interested in decimating the (deer) population," said Jon Ebbitt, who has taken part in the Riverview Park hunt in Pittsburgh. "We’re just interested in managing deer so they, and the ecosystem, are healthier.”
Jon Ebbitt, 42, spends a lot of time in Pittsburgh's Frick Park with his wife and kids since the 644-acre green space is practically in his backyard. As a lifelong hunter, he is keenly aware of the park’s over-density of deer, and its impact on park habitat. “I used to think, they need to let archers in here, even for a day,” said Ebbitt, whose wish came true this fall when he earned a spot in a first-ever archery program aimed at thinning the herds in two city parks.
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