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Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Cull More Deer in Nature Areas and Parks

Ann Arbor, Michigan, is looking to cull more deer this winter in their city parks and green spaces.

Ann Arbor officials want to reduce the burgeoning population of whitetail deer in the city. Complaints continue to roll in from residents about deer damage to private gardens, landscaping and parks.

The plan will see the sterilization of around 60 animals with a further 100 slated to be shot by marksmen. The City Council will sit on Nov 14 to gain approval, and the management program would begin 1 Jan.

A cull was completed already this year, with 63 deer being shot in parks and other areas. This drew some complaints from vocal anti-hunting groups and residents.

It is hoped the cull will reduce property damage in the new year and limit negative human-whitetail interactions.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Cull More Deer in Nature Areas and Parks