MDI towns looking into polling residents about hunt to deal with deer problem November 29, 2012 Maine

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... Town Manager Millard Billings ...  said that some people believe the growing presence of coyotes in Acadia is what causes deer to congregate closer to roads and villages, which coyotes are more eager to avoid... Len Bobinchock, deputy superintendent of Acadia and the park’s liaison to the league, said ... MDI residents should be asked not just if they support a hunt, but also if they would allow hunting on their property... Many MDI residents believe that the island’s deer-hunting ban .. increased cases of Lyme disease [deer density not correlated to Lyme], and a high number of car-deer accidents.

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