Should Ann Arbor allow electric fences to keep deer out of gardens?

November 20, 2015

 

[Excerpt from M-Live. Read full article here]

 

Ann Arbor's plan to shoot 100 deer in city parks this winter doesn't mean deer are going to entirely disappear from the city.

 

City officials acknowledge there still will be deer around to munch on residents' landscaping and gardens, including the hostas and lilies some residents complain they've been unable to protect.

 

With that in mind, City Council Member Chuck Warpehoski, D-5th Ward, said this week he's considering bringing forward ordinance changes to ease fence restrictions in the city, possibly allowing electric fencing around gardens, as well as the use of high-tension wire to increase the height of backyard fences to 10 feet.

 

[Excerpt from M-Live. Read full article here]

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