Michigan county that counts on cherries fighting a battle with deer April 7, 2013

Michigan Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Large bucks ...  are rubbing their antlers against his cherry trees, stripping the bark and killing the stock... A preliminary study by the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station estimates deer-related damage costs Leelanau farmers $6,145 per acre... Some agricultural leaders suspect Leelanau County's designation as a Quality Deer Management site ... The antler point restriction is so popular with hunters that they are lobbying the state to mandate antler point restrictions in 12 other counties ...


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