Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Bait...that four letter word that appears on Tony DeNicola's invoice for "sharpshooting" deer. No description. No quantity. Just...Bait $524.30.

Eleven days ago, my email exchange with Commissioner Steve McLean came to a halt. It might be because I wanted answers to the tough questions. I had originally emailed the entire commission on February 21, 2017, and Steve McLean had finally replied with some answers on March 10, 2017.

We may never learn the whole story about the time when Mt. Lebanon was taken to the cleaners by Tony DeNicola. Certainly, the commissioners don't want to know how or why we were charged over $800 per deer!


Anonymous said...

It's been often said "there's a sucker born every minute."

It appears DeNicola has found his in Mt. Lebanon since only two years ago an article reported "DeNicola sympathizes with those upset by the expense of sterilization.
The cost for a White Buffalo deer-killing operation ranges from $200-$400 per animal, depending on things like terrain and road access. "You come to the conclusion that lethal is more effective, more efficient," he said."


I'm no woodsman, but I'm pretty sure no one would call any Mt. Lebanon terrain rough or hazardous especially donated yards and road access is about as accessible as you can get.

Wouldn't it be nice if our commissioners or municipal manager explain why they saw fit to pay this guy over $815/deer for a "White Buffalo deer-killing operation?"

Bet the official public information office will get right on that "timely and relevant" explanation.

Anonymous said...

$524 for bait??????
What were they picking out for the deer, European White Truffles? 😆

Anonymous said...

Hello all, sorry to hear your deer. My position has just been terminated at Wildlife Specialists so I thought I could inform you of the absolute debacle and sickening display of so called professionalism from this company. I was apart of the job that only took 6 deer from your township. I would like to officially apologize to all residents whether you were for it or against it. What I was apart of will haunt me forever. I do hunt legally and feed my family by doing so but what WS did in your township was horrific and an absolute display of arrogance and should not represent real hunters. I witnessed 5/6 deer taken that year. I never once did any of the shooting bc I was against using a weapon I had no practice with. The so called "professional shooters" were definitely not trained nor professional. They are basically your average hunter with big heads and chips on their shoulders. On the very first night there were 11 shots fired for 3 deer in those stupid corrals. That was the most horrific thing I've ever witnessed in all my life. The first 3 shots were fired while Benner's little brother was literally saying "I can't see" and fired anyway. There should have been a law suit filed against that BS of a company. Only one deer was shot somewhat humanely where it only took one bullet but all the rest had to be shot twice or more. The memories will haunt me for the rest of my life and those responsible are not professional nor do they feel like they did anything wrong. I spoke up many times about it and have since spoke up about it and that is one reason I was terminated. It's a sad world we live in. Good luck Mt. Lebo, I feel for you and your deer. Again, I'm sorry for ever being apart of that and if I regret anything in life, it was working for that P.O.S. company.