Ann Arbor’s Deer Cull Controversy

January 19, 2016

I’ve received quite a few comments on an article I wrote regarding Ann Arbor’s plan to cull 100 whitetail deer from its parks and natural areas (I support the cull for ecological reasons). Here is my article published in Bridge Magazine. This was followed by write-up in the UM Record, followed by an article in, and an interview with WEMU. To understand the extent of the controversy, simply read through the comments sections. This is a topic with multiple dimensions. I think a clear presentation of the biological impacts of deer overpopulation is an essential part of the discussion.