Deer cull plan in place for Ann Arbor

Posted at 5:14 AM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 08:55:52-05

Ann Arbor will move forward to decrease the deer population in a deer cull.

This was a contentious item for the city council. While they say there are too many deer and it's actually become dangerous for drivers, there are still plenty of people who don't see killing the deer as the answer.

The issue did pass Monday night.

The city will move forward hiring a company to come in and professionally shoot 100 deer, and trap and sterilize another 60 deer. This program is set to begin in the new year.

A similar deer cull took place earlier this year with 63 deer shot and killed back in January.

The cull will cost the city about $55,000 to shoot 100 deer and another $77,000 to capture and sterilize 60 deer.

Ann Arbor City Council says they've set aside about $145,000 for deer management.