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Ann Arbor To Consider Killing Some Deer In City

May 6, 2014

Ann Arbor plans to consider efforts to control the city's deer population that could include killing some of the animals or sterilization.  

Deer management plan to be developed in Ann Arbor.
Credit David Herrera / Flickr.com
The Ann Arbor News reports City Council voted Monday night to direct the city administrator to evaluate Ann Arbor's options and report back by the end of July.

Council member Stephen Kunselman says efforts are more likely to involve hunting and killing deer, possibly through an organized bow hunt. Kunselman says hunters likely would volunteer and the city doesn't need to spend too much time studying the issue. 

 Such hunts can be an emotional issue. Council member Chuck Warpehoski says a "difficult debate" is likely. He expects a management plan to be approved.

Similar efforts to cull the deer population have taken place in other Michigan communities.

Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor