The culls are to be carried out at night by trained shooters, who will lure deer using bait piles and aim to kill each deer with one shot to the head.
“We need individuals who have always hunted in Ingham County and surrounding counties to keep hunting. The DNR can’t fight this disease without their support.”
The deer are venturing out into urban areas such as downtown Ferndale and even business parking lots in Southfield.
It’s a contagious, fatal disease that attacks the animal’s brain.
The killing of a rare white buck as part of an effort to control the deer population at Kensington Metropark has upset some area residents.
Wildlife officials have confirmed Michigan’s first case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer and first of any cases in several years.
Complaints from some residents about damage to landscaping and concerns about deer-vehicle crashes prompted officials to study the issue.
It’s very possible that there won’t be a deer hunting season in the Upper Peninsula this year.
A deer cull, hunting, contraception and sterilization — it’s all on the table.
A starving deer stranded on a ski jump in the Upper Peninsula has been killed after a rescue was considered to be too dangerous.