New report examines Ann Arbor deer population, control efforts, MLive, March 13, 2107A total of 315 deer were detected in Ann Arbor during a population count conducted in early February. That’s more than 50 percent higher than the number of deer spotted during the last count a year earlier. “This does not necessarily reflect a 50% increase in deer abundance, but an increase in detection using adjusted methods.
“White Buffalo’s report indicates the city can assume a rough cost of about $450 per deer culled and $1,200 per deer sterilized.
State, hunters stepping up efforts to control Michigan’s “resilient” coyote population, Michigan Radio, Feb 23, 2017“Our natural resource commission had been hearing a lot of complaints and concerns from a variety of different stakeholders,” Bump said. “So it went from people in the Upper Peninsula that were concerned about lower deer numbers to suburban and urban folks in southern Michigan that were starting to see more coyotes in their neighborhoods and had concerns that way.”