Lower Merion board votes for shortened deer cull May 11, 2011 Pennsylvania






Lower Merion board votes for shortened deer cull May 11, 2011 Pennsylvania Urban Deer Management Main Line
By Cheryl Allison

Lower Merion Township's over-abundant deer will not get a reprieve in 2011, but the culling program commissioners recommended for this November will be shorter than some think is needed. In a Police Committee vote May 4, the 8-5 split ...Lower Merion Township began culling in 2009, working with the federal agency, after a survey showed an average of 58 deer per square mile when it should be about 10. an analysis showed deer-vehicle collisions and reports of dead and injured deer had not declined despite the culling. On the other hand, cases of Lyme disease, transmitted by deer ticks, were at a 10-year low at 30 cases in 2010, he had said.


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