The question is do we shoot or not shoot to control East Lansing's deer population? This has been on ongoing issue for quite some time now.

According to WILX, that's the question that has been the topic of discussion for East Lansing City Council as they try to figure out what to do.

The council held a meeting Tuesday night, ultimately deciding to approve a motion to move forward with a deer management program after getting lots of reaction from the community.

The decision comes after some people had mixed feelings about allowing the city to take lethal action to control the deer population in East Lansing with an annual deer cull.

The original proposed program would use professional hunters from the United States Department of Agriculture to help control the deer population.

The deer problem was first brought to the council's attention back in 2011 when they put out a deer survey to the public. Over 200 people responded to that survey.

At Tuesday night's meeting, some East Lansing residents say there are other ways to control the deer population issues.

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