Earlier this week, Ann Arbor City Council introduced its 2018 deer management plan to the public. The city aims to eliminate up to 250 deer from Jan. 8 to Jan. 31 in the third year of its four-year deer management program. This is a large increase from winter 2017, when the city aimed to eliminate up to 100 deer.
Furthermore, the plan states that up to 26 deer will be nonlethally sterilized between Jan. 2 and 7. Last year they planned to sterilize up to 60 deer and sterilized 54.
The program began out of resident complaints about deer harming their properties.