Calvert County, County aims to reduce deer numbers April 19, 2013 Maryland

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Calvert County, County aims to reduce deer numbers April 19, 2013 Maryland, So Md News
... “During this process, the workgroup did realize there’s a lot of data we don’t have; mostly, it’s population estimates,” [said Karyn Molines, chief of the county’s natural resources division] ... Deer are also vectors of several diseases, such as Lyme disease, via ticks to humans, dogs, cats and other pets. [a disease vector carries the microorganisms that carry the disease.  Deer are immune to Lyme disease and do not carry the microorganisms as do mice and some birds.  See the research]    “Hunters do reduce population size [short term], and they have an added benefit that there’s an economic boost in communities and areas that do allow hunters because they do spend money.” ...

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