Ann Arbor, Emotions high as Ann Arbor considers options for controlling urban deer population September 7, 2014 Michigan

Michigan Urban Deer Management News and Information Archive

... many residents remain staunchly opposed to a culling ... The City Council took action Aug. 18 to appropriate $20,000 to develop what city officials hope will be a community-endorsed deer management plan. The city plans to hire a consultant to develop the plan through a six-month public process... [sterilization and fertility control are not allowed by Michigan DNR] ... Michigan Natural Features Inventory biologists recommend deer densities of 15 to 20 per square mile to promote ecological health [a U.S. Forest Service study puts the optimal density at 15 to 28 per square mile with growth at higher densities]

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