Ann Arbor, Special legislative panel to consider bill banning Ann Arbor deer sterilization January 24, 2018 Michigan

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... The House Natural Resources Committee will appoint a special committee to consider a bill that would ban deer sterilization programs like Ann Arbor's, Chairman Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch, announced on Wednesday...

... a number of lawmakers want the DNR to prohibit any sterilization programs and employ hunters to do the job of managing the state’s deer population, even in densely populated urban areas... “In a lot of neighborhoods, there is only 10-feet between homes and that’s just not a suitable environment for shooting firearms.” [Tom Crawford, chief financial officer for Ann Arbor] ...


...  Tom Crawford and Derek Delacourt from the city's administration deserve credit for going to Lansing last month and testifying before the House Natural Resources Committee, making the city's case for sterilization as a way to complement lethal methods... an effort in Lansing to ban the sterilization of deer in Michigan...

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