Ottawa County plans two hunts to reduce deer population in dunes near Hoffmaster State Park September 1, 2012 Michigan

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Ottawa County plans two hunts to reduce deer population in dunes near Hoffmaster State Park September 1, 2012 Michigan, Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
... Ottawa County Natural Resources Management Supervisor Melanie Manion said. The county is expecting a large number of applicants and those who get permits to hunt in the dunes will be chosen by lottery. Winners will have to purchase a $20 permit ... Since the aim of the hunt is to control deer population, hunters are asked to shoot a doe first and then possibly return for a buck or another doe, she said...

North Ottawa Dunes deer hunt is an accident waiting to happen September 5, 2012 Michigan, MLive.com
... without an independent ecosystem impact study and a deer population survey in North Ottawa Dunes to substantiate the need for a hunt using solid data, and without baseline data to provide a starting point, how can the county even know that a hunt is necessary or what it will achieve? In addition, this proposed hunt will pose a serious safety threat to families, children and companion animals that live in the area ... this "controlled" hunt will not achieve any long-term reduction of the deer population. This hunt will only make more food available for the remaining deer ... 


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