Thanks for the comments.

I think if you could introduce wolves and cougars on to your land that might take care of more than the overgrown deer population.

We have talked seriously about reintroducing timber rattlesnakes, which were probably eradicated from this end of the mountain over a hundred years ago. The only problem there is that it’s practically impossible to do — adult reptiles generally don’t survive a transplant, and the natural mortality rate of the young is prohibitively high.