Ann Arbor City Announces 2017 Deer Management Program Details January 6, 2017 Michigan

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      ​In November, City Council approved the City of Ann Arbor's 2017 deer management program, which has three primary components:  Sterilization (non-lethal) Plan — pneumatically darting deer in two areas, temporarily removing and surgically sterilizing deer and returning deer to area where they were found.  Lethal Plan — sharpshooting and lethally removing up to 100 deer on public lands and a small number of large city-selected private parcels with appropriate consent.  Educational Program and Public Rights-of-Way Improvements ...


State approves Ann Arbor deer cull and sterilization plan January 6, 2017 Michigan, Michigan Radio
... The Michigan Department of Natural Resources signed off on the plan, which allows the city to bring in sharpshooters from White Buffalo, Inc. for the cull and sterilization....


U-M faces backlash for partnering with Ann Arbor on killing deer January 12, 2017 Michigan, MLive.com
... University officials have agreed to let city-hired sharpshooters kill deer in Nichols Arboretum ... a Change.org petition, calling on U-M to rescind its participation, but the university is giving no indication it will back out of the cull...

Ann Arbor, Hunters oppose Ann Arbor's plan to sterilize deer January 13, 2017 Michigan, Interlochen
"... shooting of deer within the city limits, within city parks, shook many members, many community member’s sense of their home," says [Mayor] Taylor ... Hunting groups, like the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, are speaking out against the plan to sterilize... hunters would be happy to shoot those deer ... 

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