Local Deer Harvest Considered a Success

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Last year's deer harvest in Meridian Twp. was a bigger success than the 2012 version.

The township put it together to deal with an overpopulation of white-tailed deer.

Hunters killed 127 deer during archery, firearm, and early antler-less seasons. That's up from 90 the year before.

They were allowed to keep their first deer. The rest went to charity. In all, 1,300 lbs. of venison was donated to local food banks. That's enough to serve 6,500 meals.

The Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunter paid the processing fees.

No word if there will be another harvest this year.