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Rochester Hills deer population down

Rochester Hills, a city that has been using only nonlethal methods to manage deer for the last five years, is seeing their deer population decline.

As per an article in the Oakland Press:

Results of an aerial survey show the city’s deer population may have declined by nearly 20 percent over 2014.

The city has been infamous for its vehicle-deer crashes in the past and even went was far as to employ sharpshooters in a controversial 2009 deer cull.

“There really wasn’t a good place to do it,” Mayor Bryan Barnett said.

The program led to a “robust community discussion,” he added, and “it just doesn’t work in our community.”

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