Survey counts more deer in Ann Arbor than previous flyover

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – An aerial survey of deer in Ann Arbor has counted more deer than the last time the city conducted a helicopter flyover in March 2015.

The Ann Arbor News and our media partners at MLive report the results of the Feb. 18 survey showed 202 deer were counted. That’s up from 168 deer counted last March.

The city says the count isn’t meant to be a comprehensive census of deer in Ann Arbor, but rather give a sense of the minimum deer population in certain parts of the city at a point in time.

The city is in the middle of an effort to reduce the deer population in city parks. Hired sharpshooters have killed 51 deer in city parks this winter as of the end of last week.

The cull continues through March 1.

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