Dear Cindy & Brad:
As you know, the two men that you allowed on your property to shoot deer were successful in that task the morning of Saturday, November 12th. The sight of the bleeding, injured and obviously distressed, suffering animal being tracked by men dressed in hunter garb came as a shock on what was otherwise a beautifully calm weekend morning on Pathfinder Drive. While your intent might be to do the neighborhood a “favor” in an attempt to “thin” the deer herd, we don’t agree that your approach will make a significant difference and would kindly ask that you reconsider this practice given that this is a residential neighborhood with kids, pets and our own safety to consider. Bottom line, we think the risk is not worth the perceived “gain”.
While the Exeter Township Police Officer who was called to the scene and the local office of the Pennsylvania Game Commission have confirmed the rights of such activity provided it occurs with certain distance requirements from neighboring homes (which we assume your adhering to), we don’t appreciate or want to have this scene repeated in the future. While you may be within your legal rights as a private property owner to have the deer shot with bow, educated hunters will confirm that a deer will run off after being hit with a bow shot that strikes anywhere other then the heart. Given that your land is limited and not so vast to where the deer could exhaust itself and drop on your property, the chances are this disturbing event will most certainly re-occur if you continue with this practice. Please note that the undersigned are asking for your support to comply with what we consider to be a reasonable request as your neighbor’s.
Finally, note that while it was not comfortable, we as a neighborhood did for the most part refrain from harassing these men and even took steps to assist them in the search for the obviously dying deer which they in fact found with our cooperation. Moving forward, if this was to occur again, we will exercise our right as private property owners to call the authorities and request the men be cited for criminal trespassing which would have a significant impact on their ability to locate and retrieve the deer. This is not a threat, just a fact that we want you to take into consideration as you weigh the pros and cons of this practice in the future.
Joan & Patrick Antosy, 219 Pathfinder Meredith & Jared Sadlowski, 220 Pathfinder
Fran & Mike Whittaker, 230 Pathfinder Margie & Todd Haines, 240 Pathfinder
Amanda & Jeremy Lutz, 250 Pathfinder Cathy & Kevin Kelly, 229 Pathfinder
Barbara & Vince Sumoski, 421 Shelbourne Ann & Bob Hayja, 249 Pathfinder
WILDLIFE SERVICES WILL BEGIN KILLING DEER ON MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
Here are the killsites obtained through an Open Public Records request from the city of Solon.
Solon city owned properties:
Cresmont (off Miles)
City of Solon Waste Water Treatment Plant
The Rookery — site at the end of road past address 34208 Russell Dr.
28800 Solon Rd. – Waste Management
38855 Aurora Rd. Grantwood Golf Course owned by the city of Solon
Hawthorne Valley Country Club 27840 Aurora Rd.
Bruce Industrial Association – 30500 Bruce Industrial Parkway
High Tension Wires on Som Center
TLC Landscaping 38000 Aurora Rd.
Davis Development Group – 32000 Solon Rd. *Note–this is just the office. We were not given the actual killsite addresses owned by Davis
7409 Rollingbrook Trail
27050 Solon Rd.
5227 Som Center Rd.
6090 Liberty Rd.
6605 Liberty Rd.
6441 Liberty Rd.
120 Meadow Lane
32590 Timothy Circle
5410 Harper Rd.
5916 Glasgow Lane (Chagrin Highlands)
31900 Bainbridge Rd.
32695 Seneca (Oakview Estates 2)
5209 Brainard Rd.
We will keep you updated as the slaughter continues.