Ann Arbor residents ponder: to cull deer or not? December 11, 2014 Michigan

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Ann Arbor residents ponder: to cull deer or not? December 11, 2014 Michigan, MLive 
... the city's community service administrator, pointed out that officials are still trying to even determine if there is a deer problem or not.  Among the groups interviewed who have said that deer don't really pose a major threat are the Ann Arbor Police Department and the city's parks department...
... A new online survey being circulated by the city of Ann Arbor seeks public input on options for managing the local deer population, including lethal and nonlethal methods... three of the survey questions start out by stating:  "Research concludes that lethal removal measures are most effective for managing a deer population," ...
     Ann Arbor deer managementDecember 10, 2014 Michigan, DamnArbor.com
... Before we (The City, The County) undertake any deer management plans we need to know three things: a) The approximate size of the deer population; b) how the density of the deer population varies within the city; c) the approximate amount of damage the deer are causing. If we don’t have a baseline population estimation for the overall number of deer and the number of deer in specific areas of the city, we will not be able to evaluate the success of any management program....



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