Medfield, Lyme Disease Study Committee Reports on Deer Problem in Medfield June 5, 2013 Massachusetts

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...Committee Chairman Chris Kaldy   ... "In our zone, the route 128 circle around Boston...it's an average of 25 to 30 deer per square mile ... "  [the latest U.S. Forest Service research puts the optimal deer density at about 15 to 28 for forest health] ... Kaldy said the deer are decimating Medfield's conservation lands ... Reducing deer populations has shown to reduce the risk of getting Lyme Disease ... [the research overwhelming shows that reducing local deer populations is not effective at reducing Lyme]


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