Harbor Springs deer to get contraceptives December 4, 2012 Michigan

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Harbor Springs deer to get contraceptives December 4, 2012 Michigan, Petoskey News-Review 
City manager Tom Richards has found a way to help manage the deer population at the Harbor Springs Deer Park: to treat the deer with contraceptives — administered by dart.   ... In talking with a local veterinarian and experts from the humane society, Richards arranged to have the does in the herd given long-lasting contraceptives. The contraceptives will be administered by a dart gun, and will last 2-3 years.  "This way, we can manage the population instead of having to deal with overpopulation," ...

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