First are non-lethal methods, favored by the Commissioner, which haven't worked so far in controlling whitetail deer numbers. Many wildlife managers agree that non-lethal treatments such as birth control are ineffective. Second, 300 cubs are expected to be born this year. The herd is growing exponentially and will require several approaches to keep it managed. Third, state wildlife biologists deemed a second hunt "necessary" as a check on the population. Even more telling are the stats. Since last year's hunt, the number of dangerous bear-human encounters is down 40 percent. From 1995 to 2000 bear nuisance complaints rose from 375 to 1,375. Having hunters in the woods was a successful deterrent.