Dover culls deer population to ease Lyme disease risk January 12, 2011 Massachusetts





Dover culls deer population to ease Lyme disease risk January 12, 2011 Massachusetts Dover-Sherborn Press By Theresa Knapp, Correspondent

...19 deer (including 16 does and three bucks) were culled from the Dover wildlife population.
As part of the Dover Board of Health and the Lyme Disease Committee's first deer hunt on open town land... 

The higher the number of deer in an area, the higher the chances are of spreading Lyme disease to humans.[Lyme disease not correlated to deer density, see research page]


Members of the Lyme Disease Committee include Roth-Schechter, Marlayne Brace, Bill Herd, Tim Holiner, Steve Kruskall, Matthew Schmid, Paul Tedesco, Jim Palmer and George Giunta. For more information, visit www.doverma.org.

The Dover deer population is 28 to 30 deer per square mile of forested land. A healthy deer population density is considered 6 to 8 deer per square mile, reported the committee to the Board of Health.


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