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.”