Comments for: Acadia National Park officials hear about Trenton gateway facility, ask about deer on Mount Desert Island

Posted June 04, 2012, at 9:54 p.m.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK | Now that the first part of the Acadia Gateway Center in Trenton has been completed and opened, park officials are looking toward the next installment. Len Bobinchock, deputy superintendent of the national park, told the park’s advisory commission Monday that officials are beginning the design …

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  • Anonymous

    The deer population needs to be culled in an effort to stem the spread of Lyme on MDI.

    • Anonymous

      Or the spread of car-deer meetings!

    • Anonymous

      In the tree hugging capital of Maine???? Right!

  • Anonymous

    How many millions have been spent on the “Trenton Gateway Facility” in total?  Was there any oversight?  The total is staggering.

    • Anonymous

       And we have been told the whole system is underfunded. Look at the number of “responders” when someone sprains an ankle – 18 people and a helicopter. No one with any common sense is at the money switch.

      • Anonymous

        the problem is we put government in charge of the “money switch” in the first place…

  • Anonymous

    The island is just plain overpopulated with deer, given no population of predators and no hunting. Time to make the change to a limited hunt on the island, but oh never on sacred park land.

    • Anonymous

      The deer herd on “The Island” is symbolic of way too many Mainers today – Protected, Entitled etc. The figurative wolves (life in general) are not allowed in. The State is there to protect them. With human’s it is: EBT, SNAP, LIHEAP, Rent assistance etc. In the park the deer are protected from hunters. End result… a weaker, sickly herd! The parallels are amazing.

      • Guest

        wow. 

      • FrankC

         Unfortunately so true .. we went and substituted government programs for what used to be private

  • Anonymous

    I saw 15 deer feeding in one field yesterday near Kebo Golf club in Bar Harbor.   They are there most every day.

    • Anonymous

      tuck some arrows into a couple of ’em and I bet they won’t be there most every day much longer!

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