High numbers of White-tailed deer in the southern Lower Peninsula are causing concerns about deer-car collisions, rising auto insurance premiums, crop losses, Lyme Disease borne by deer ticks, lack of forest regeneration, and ecosystem imbalance, to name just of few of the many issues. Opinions on what to do about the abundance of deer are even more wide-ranging. In this installment of WEMU’s The Green Room, Barbara Lucas examines some of the complexities involved, and some of the solutions offered.
- Meridian Township Deer Management Plan
- Sportsmen Against Hunger
- Humane Society of the United States on deer control:
- Michigan DNR Deer Management Plan