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Clifton Takes A Shot At Controlling Its Deer Population

Clifton Takes A Shot At Controlling Its Deer Population, WVXU, Jan 24, 2017
>Will sterilization alone will work to reduce the deer population in Cincinnati? In a guide to others considering it, CliftonDeer.org names two obstacles: “migration might offset attrition,” and “very low population goals might be impossible to achieve because of the difficulty to sterilize 100 percent of the does.”

A decade of deer: A total of 250 deer have been harvested in special archery hunts within city limits

A decade of deer: A total of 250 deer have been harvested in special archery hunts within city limits, Bemiji Pioneer, Jan 25, 2017During the 2016 Special Archery Deer Hunt, held from Sept. 19 to Dec. 31, a total of 21 white-tailed deer were harvested from the Ward 5 area and 13 from the airport area. “We had a long nice fall, so I think some of the hunters were out more than they may have been had we had snow and cold weather earlier,” Hanson said. “The last two winters previously were very mild so there was just that many more births that contributed to that population.”

Toledo council may change law to allow deer kill

Toledo council may change law to allow deer kill, Toledo Blade, Jan 18, 2017Toledo City Council reviewed legislation Tuesday that would allow the Metroparks of the Toledo Area to kill white-tailed deer in Swan Creek Preserve Metropark in South Toledo and Middlegrounds Metropark near downtown. A study found the deer population in Swan Creek Preserve Metropark is double the ideal capacity for the habitat.

Ann Arbor Deer Feeding Ban

20150411_163227782f78d675bf917c650797039830f939-jpg-140x140Ann Arbor Deer Feeding Ban
City of Ann Arbor, Sept 11, 2015

ORDINANCE NO. ORD-15-21
ANIMALS (DEER FEEDING PROHIBITION)

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR BY ADDING NEW SECTIONS, WHICH NEW SECTION SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS SECTIONS
9:54 OF CHAPTER 107 (ANIMALS) OF TITLE IX OF SAID CODE.
The City of Ann Arbor Ordains: Section 1. That new Section 9:54, Deer Feeding, be added to Chapter 107 of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Deer Deer Management Meetings

Ann Arbor Deer Management Report 8-14-2014

Ann Arbor OKs $20K to Create Deer Plan

Read more in the August 18, 2014 Ann Arbor Chronicle at annarborchronicle.com/2014/08/18/ann-arbor-oks-20k-to-create-deer-plan/comment-page-1/#comment-324384

8/17/2015– Aug 17 City Council Meeting
7/13/2015– July 13 City Council Meeting
4/16/2015–April 16 Deer Management meeting

2/5/2015– View the video of the Feb 5th meeting.

8/18/2014- View the video of the meeting.

9/8/2014- Tracy Grogan’s comments is at 01:51:00–01:54:16 on the video of the Council meeting. He spoke in the Public Comment period at the end of the meeting.

Note:

    the topic of deer control starts at minute 14:00 and goes through 25:50; the clip that captures the Council’s deer management resolution discussion and vote starts at 02:35:41 and ends at 02:50:30

 

U-M biologists support Ann Arbor deer cull

U-M biologists support Ann Arbor deer cull
Michigan News, Jan 14, 2016

A University of Michigan evolutionary biologist says he and many of his U-M colleagues support the city of Ann Arbor’s plans to kill up to 100 deer this winter, calling the cull “a positive step toward ecological sustainability.”

U-M botanists have long noted declines in native plants that deer favor, Dick said. In a 2015 study, an ecological team surveyed browsing impacts in Ann Arbor’s Bird Hills Nature Area and found browsing damage in 80 percent of the tree saplings.

Habitat-population density relationships for white-tailed deer in Illinois


Habitat-population density relationships for white-tailed deer in Illinois

John L. Roseberry and Alan Woolf, Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2008

White-tailed deer have reached population densities in the agricultural Midwest that would not have been predicted 20-30 years ago. To help explain this phenomenon, we inventoried and analyzed potential deer habitat in Illinois, using classified satellite imagery and a proximity-based habitat model. Statewide prehunt deer densities (ca 1992) were estimated at 4-5 deer per km2 of total area and 30-37 deer per km2 of forest based on population reconstruction and modeling. Habitat suitability indices explained 81% of the variation in deer population densities at the county level. The amount and distribution of deer habitat in Illinois was primarily dependent on intensity of agricultural land use, which in turn was dictated by soil productivity and terrain. We found no evidence that relative use of available habitat at the county level was adversely affected either by habitat fragmentation or human presence on the landscape.