ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) – Officials in Ann Arbor are seeking to have 100 deer shot and up to 60 others sterilized to help reduce their numbers in the city.
The deer management strategy was sent Friday to the Ann Arbor City Council, according to a report in The Ann Arbor News. It seeks council approval by Nov. 14.
The deer cull and sterilizations would start Jan. 1.
A cull earlier this year resulted in 63 deer being killed by sharpshooters in city parks and nature areas. A number of residents and members of animal rights groups opposed the cull.
The city wants to reduce the number of deer in Ann Arbor to cut down on negative interactions with people. Some residents also have complained of damage by deer to gardens and landscaping.
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