Weston selectmen back idea of bow-hunting, but want more details June 12, 2012 Massachusetts

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Weston selectmen back idea of bow-hunting, but want more details June 12, 2012 Massachusetts, Boston.comConservation 
Administrator Michele Grzenda has said that the deer population ...carry deer ticks which can cause Lyme disease [deer cull not effective against Lyme], and cause car accidents by wandering into roads. Weston should have about six to eight deer per square mile, she said. Instead, it has about 25. [some biologists recommend 30 per square mile in an urban area] ... Several residents objected, arguing that officials could shoot the deer with contraceptive darts, and pointed to the work of animal reproduction specialist Jay Kirkpatrick, who advocates the use of contraceptives. 


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