Medfield, A Closer Look at Medfield's Deer Culling Program After One Month November 21, 2011 Massachustetts

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A Closer Look at Medfield's Deer Culling Program After One Month November 21, 2011 Massachustetts, Patch.com

... Medfield’s deer culling program is doing “very well” in its early efforts to reduce Lyme disease [deer cull not effective against Lyme] ... Sonja Christensen, a deer biologist and project leader with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife said deer carry blacklegged ticks, which carry Lyme disease. Simply put, reducing one will reduce the other. [these ticks have over 125 hosts, many of which actually transmit the disease, unlike deer] 


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