Bar Harbor, state officials discuss possible deer hunt on MDI October 20, 2012 Maine

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Bar Harbor, state officials discuss possible deer hunt on MDI October 20, 2012 Maine, Bangor Daily News, By Bill Trotter
... The ban has been in place since the 1930s, according to state officials.  Every few years, the issue of hunting comes up at meetings on MDI where people talk of deer raiding their gardens or of neighbors who have contracted Lyme disease [deer density not correlated with Lyme Disease] ... Schaeffer, a DIF&W biologist based in Jonesboro, told the council that the department does not have an estimate for how many deer might be on MDI, nor is there a formula for determining what the ideal number for MDI might be.


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