The National Park Service’s first managed hunt inside the District was a good start [“20 deer killed in Rock Creek Park,” Metro, April 2] even though the endeavor fell short of its goal by 40 to 50 whitetails. On Nov. 15, 1992, in a commentary published by The Post, I proposed a carefully managed two-day bow hunt in Rock Creek Park and along the C&O Canal to keep deer proliferation under control. (For such a loony idea, I was nominated for nitwit of the week on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio show.)
Has the forested bank on Washington’s side of the Potomac, which is full of deer and nearly intersects with Rock Creek Park, been forgotten? Do officials think the ungulates crowded along the river will stay put? These whitetails will no doubt find their way into the park. If the deer are not thinned along the river, the effort in Rock Creek Park will be for naught.