MetroWest considers cull July 1, 2011 Massachusetts

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MetroWest considers cull July 1, 2011 Massachusetts Urban

The average number of deer per square mile of forest in MetroWest is about 25 to 30... state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife deer expert Sonja Christensen said yesterday that some areas in New Jersey have as many as 100 deer per forested mile -As a way of curbing the deer population, the town of Framingham through its Conservation Commission has a limited and strictly supervised hunt at town-owned Wittenborg Woods. MetroWest's deer population was the subject of a forum this week in Southborough, when experts talked about how the animals destroy forests, ravage farms, spread Lyme disease [deer density is not correlated with Lyme disease] and cause growing numbers of car accidents.


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