Metroparks to Hire Federal Wildlife Experts

(Toledo, OH) Toledo Metroparks may have another plan in store to control its deer population.

The Metroparks board will consider a cooperative agreement with federal wildlife officials to deal with its deer overpopulation problems, which is damaging foliage in the park system. But the agreement makes no mention of sharpshooters or culling the deer herd this winter. 

Instead, wildlife experts will spend six nights this winter performing what is being labeled "direct deer population control activities" at a cost of $28,000. 

Metroparks, in turn, will provide personnel and support for whatever is deemed necessary by the feds. The agreement is contingent on obtaining a state deer damage control permit.

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