Deer population a topic in Northern Michigan communities, Petosky News, Aug 17, 2018
While the region’s vast landscape makes it unrealistic to measure deer numbers, there are other signs to indicate a population spike, she said. Autenrieth said municipalities have a couple of different options to try to control the deer population. She said the DNR has worked with cities to plan an organized hunt. Cities can also get permission to bring in an outside group to hunt a select number of deer, she said.
See also Michigan DNR- Hunting
Winter 2018 Deer Management Program – Year Two Summary Report Submitted by White Buffalo Inc., Ann Arbor City Council, 2018
- The purpose of this memorandum is to provide City Council and the community the Year Two Summary Report submitted by White Buffalo Inc. to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). This report is required by the research permit to provide interim updates to the MDNR on the status of the research project. The 2018 Deer Management Program involves a number of measures and initiatives, including a resident survey and continued data collection on browse damage, which are both “in-process.” Complete results won’t be available until June/July.
Deer Management 2018, UM Dearborn, 2018
The snow count detected 315 individual deer throughout the City (all five Wards). This is ~50% more than the highest count from previous years when a less intensive helicopter survey method was employed. Our primary objective was to assess the complementary effect of lethal management in larger wooded areas proximate to sterilization efforts in dense suburban neighborhoods. We met the stated objectives for the first year of the five year project (i.e., cull ~100 deer and sterilize >90% of adult females in the study areas). There should be immediate impacts in some areas, with the start of longer-term population declines in others. We have collected sufficient data to allow the City Council to move forward with well-informed management decisions throughout the City, including a helicopter snow count, camera survey data, effort/cost projections, and demonstration of feasibility for the respective research actions. Given the estimated number of untreated adult female (~40% of 341 [450 total deer-109 from sterilization areas] = 136 fertile adult females) and the recruitment rate (1.1 doe:fawn), we expect an additional ~150 fawns to be recruited/added to the population next fall in Wards 1 and 2.
Deer Management 2017 Program, Ann Arbor City Council, Oct 24, 2016
Farmington Hills Deer Plan
- The City is working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to determine the best course of action for the management of deer in Farmington Hills. We have completed a residential Deer Survey and will conduct annual aerial deer surveys, continue to track deer/vehicle crashes, and continue researching other communities’ deer management practices. For more information read our full plan.
City of East Lansing, MI Deer survey results March 15, 2016 and Deer Management program, City of East Lansing, March 15, 2016
Deer Management, City of East Lansing, Updated 12/8/2015
- City of East Lansing staff has worked with USDA Wildlife Services, the Michigan DNR and MSU over the past year to analyze deer population data in East Lansing. This work is ongoing.
Some City Parks and Nature Areas to Close 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. for Deer Control Efforts Jan. 1–March 31, 2016, City of Ann Arbor, Dec 17, 2015
Frequently Asked Questions: City of Ann Arbor Deer Management Program, City of Ann Arbor, Dec 2015
Kensington Metroparks Master Plan, 2017 Draft
2015 Deer Management Report and Plan Update, Huron Clinton Metroparks, Revised July. 4, 2015
Deer Management/Status Overview, Washtenaw County, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 2014
This county, especially on the west side of the county, experienced whitetail die-offs as a result of the EHD outbreak in 2012. In addition, the record-setting snow and low temperatures of the 2013-2014 winter have undoubtedly caused winter stress, rare for the SLP deer herd. The estimated deer population remains over goal. The Ann Arbor area is experiencing increased frustration with urban deer
MICHIGAN COUNTY PARK SYSTEM HUNTING SURVEY, September 2014
CONTROLLED (Managed) DEER HUNTS, Destination Oakland.com, 2014
HOUSE BILL No. 5321, MI House, Dec 5, 2017
Position Statement on White-tailed Deer in Michigan, Michigan Society of American Foresters, Feb 2014
Report – 2011/2012 Deer Management Plan Implementation, Report to Board of Commissioners, HURON-CLINTON METROPOLITAN AUTHORITY, Meeting of September 13, 2012
Michigan Deer Management Plan, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Approved, May 6, 2010
A Review of Deer Management in Michigan, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 2009
Guidelines for Deer Management on Urban and Suburban Lands in Michigan, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
The Rochester Hills City Council passed an ordinance in September 2008 preventing the feeding of wild animals other than birds. This feeding ban is intended to reduce the current travel patterns of deer from their natural habitat into subdivisions where feeding stations and bait piles were provided.
The supplemental feeding of wildlife is disruptive to their natural feeding habits. While some residents enjoy recreational viewing of deer; this action is detrimental to the animals, attracts predators and nuisance species (raccoons, coyotes, rats, etc.); and can draw deer seeking food to cross heavy traffic areas, causing deer/vehicle accidents.
While the statewide feeding ban has been lifted for 2011, the committee recommends this local ban should continue for 2012.
SHOWCASING: Northern Michigan Deer PLAN projects aim to improve habitat, health of the herd, Michigan DNR Bulletin, 10/30/2014
DNR announces latest wildlife habitat grant winners, Michigan DNR Bulletin, 07/07/2014
Deer Management Unit 81, MDNR, 2014?
all life requisites in every portion of the DMU. However, in many cases, they may be meeting these requirements in areas closed to hunting.
A Review of Deer Management in Michigan, DNR, 2009