Medfield, Lyme committee chair discusses wider Medfield deer culling September 28, 2012 Massachusetts

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Lyme committee chair discusses wider Medfield deer culling September 28, 2012 Massachusetts, Wicked Local
... the head of the group charged with tackling Lyme disease explained why it chose to expand the town’s annual deer culling, entering its second year, to 35 archers, up five from last year.
“The first year, we had a safe, no incident, no complaint hunt,” said Chris Kaldy, chairwoman of the Lyme Disease Control Committee.... Opponents of deer culling have argued that when it comes to tick-borne Lyme disease, mice are more central to its transmission to humans. Kaldy said both species play a role in the process.[deer density not related to Lyme]

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