Golfers and Hunters Find Common Ground

A New Jersey golf club has a deer problem; golfers turned hunters find a solution.

The Headline: Golf club to host deer hunt this week in Springfield

The Summary: Eileen O’Neill reports that New Jersey’s Baltusrol golf club will open the deer-infested course to club employees for hunting concurrently with New Jersey’s deer season. In 1998 there were approximately 350 deer on the nearly 1-square-mile course. A healthy deer herd is 15-30 deer per square mile, according to biologists.

The Golf Pro-quote: "We love to see the deer. Our goal is not to eliminate the species. Our goal is to keep it regulated," said Mark Kuhns, superintendent of the club.

Jeff’s Take: Finally, golfers and hunters find common ground! Hip-hip hooray, common sense rules the day! But, I’m curious: will the golf course employees-turned deer hunters modify their
golf carts and golf bags for hunting, set up a groundblind in the 18th bunker, or will they smipe fairway-munching deer from the comfort of the pro shop deck?

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Alternate Headline: Tigers Aren't The Only Golf Course Breeders Under Fire

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