Andover approves Deer hunt in town for second year July 27, 2011 Massachusetts

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Andover approves Deer hunt in town for second year July 27, 2011 Massachusetts, Eagle Tribune

The town's deer management program, which aims to control the deer population by allowing regulated bow hunting on portions of town land, will continue for a second year....Selectmen and the Conservation Commission have voted to extend the program, which started last fall....The purpose of the program is to reduce the overpopulation of deer and the problems associated with it, including the effects of overbrowsing by deer to the ecosystem and biodiversity, increasing cases of Lyme disease [culling deer is not effective for Lyme control, see research page] and the number of deer-related car crashes.The town's deer management program, which aims to control the deer population by allowing regulated bow hunting on portions of town land, will continue for a second year. ...



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