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Judge says Ann Arbor’s deer shoot can go ahead, for now

Judge says Ann Arbor’s deer shoot can go ahead, for now
NPR, Jan 11, 2016

The hearing did not go well for the plaintiff’s attorney, Barry Powers. Judge Tarnow repeatedly criticized Powers, saying he hadn’t prepared, done his research, listened to the other side – nor did he convince the court, Judge Tarnow said, that anyone’s lives or federal rights in Ann Arbor were in imminent danger.

Deer Problem in Washtenaw County

Deer Problem in Washtenaw County
AboutLearyJournalism, Dec 11, 2011

Jeff Plakke, Natural Areas Manager for the University of Michigan Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, says that ten-foot high fencing now protects the Gardens’ formal beds, an expensive solution that involved clearing for and installing the fence, and will require continuous monitoring and repair. Before that, Horticulture Manager Mike Palmer said, the deer devoured yews, perennials, and even whole plants like hens and chicks in the rock garden. In fact, the deer defied urban myths and stepped right up to the concrete porch to sneak into the perennial garden.