Massachusetts Considers Deer Kill May 7, 2011

Massachusetts Considers Deer Kill May 7, 2011 Urban WCVB-TV

Now state agencies are taking a look at controlling the growing deerpopulation in one of the most overrun areas in Massachusetts. An area inside Blue Hills Reservation may look like nothing more than a bunch of dried out, broken plants, but Tom O'Shea ..."They carry Lyme disease and eat trees, shrubs and plants in forests and in yards." (Note: Deer do not carry Lyme disease.) At a recent town meeting, residents from Milton and Canton discussed deer control, believing the region was suffering from an epidemic of Lyme disease. In nearby Dover, bow hunting to control the deer population began last October.

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