Meridian Township Deer Hunt Starts this Weekend

By: News 10
By: News 10

Meridian Township's deer hunt will start this Saturday. Forty-five bow hunters have been selected to thin the herd that roam the township.

The deer have become traffic hazards on township streets and destroy homeowners' vegetation.

One or two hunters will be assigned to one of 18 township owned properties, all parks and land preserves.

They will be well off the trails, in tree stands, shooting down as the deer pass beneath. Bait piles will be used to attract the deer.

All hunters have been qualified by bow experts at MSU's Demmer Center and have passed background checks.

Forty-three deer were taken during last year's hunt.

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  • by Skeeter Location: Hillsdale on Sep 21, 2012 at 03:25 PM
    The dnr has killed too many deer as it is, there are always more deer in certain areas and people should learn how to drive like they have a little sense. The city of Hillsdale has wiped out most of the deer with in a 5 mile radius of town and the dnr is going to let them kill more this year, they are wiping out a billion dollar industry!!! For the first time in 44 years I have no plans to buy a deer license.
  • by Sally Location: Okemos on Sep 21, 2012 at 01:31 PM
    A deer totalled my car at the bridge on Okemos and Mount Hope roads. They are a menace in Meridian Township. They need to kill THE DOES also, not just the bucks.
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