Ann Arbor scales back park restrictions for deer hunt

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Ann Arbor is scaling back plans to close parks as officials try to reduce the number of deer roaming around city green spaces.

Our media partners at MLive say the city now will keep open Argo and Bandemer parks, along with the Border-to-Border Trail that runs through them, and Olson Park, which is home to one of the city’s two dog parks.

City Council approved the changes to the deer cull plan Monday.

Nearly two dozen other parks and nature areas still will close from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily on weekdays starting Jan. 1. Sharpshooters are to kill up to 100 deer through March 31.

Opponents have argued that the cull is dangerous to the public and unnecessary. Others say the deer population is getting out of control.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s