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About 330 deer culled from select areas in Meridian Township

March 28, 2022 GMT

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — About 330 deer have been shot earlier this year in one Lansing-area community.

Part of Meridian Township’s Deer Management Program, the cull is intended to reduce the deer population and the number of vehicle crashes involving deer, WLNS-TV reported Monday.

The cull by township police officers was to take place during evenings and overnight hours in select parks, land preserves and on private property where consent was given.

“Targeted areas of culling herds have greatly reduced the danger of injury to people in our community and costs resulting from property damage due to automobile crashes,” township Police Chief Ken Plaga said.