Meridian Township Has a Major Deer Overpopulation
It's well known that Meridian Township has a major overpopulation of deer. I've been saying this for a long time now.
There isn't a day or two that goes by in my neighborhood where I don't see at least ten deer running through front yards, backyards, eating plant life or whatever.
The bottom line, something has to be done about the deer overpopulation in Meridian Township.
According to the Lansing State Journal, Meridian police are planning to kill up to 150 deer by the end of March, after the township board gave the green light in response to complaints about too many deer in the area.
Officials say deer are disrupting the local ecosystem by over grazing on plants, especially native plants that can take years to replenish. Some residents are complaining about deer in their gardens, eating plants and grass.
This has become a big nuisance in Meridian Township and something has to be done about the overpopulation of deer in the area.
Township police are authorized to kill up to 150 deer this year before donating the meat to local food banks, as part of an agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. (LSJ)
Police will shoot deer at nighttime, typically on weekdays when fewer people are out and about, at parks and other public property. They will also shoot deer on private property with the landowner's permission.
There were 153 collisions between vehicles and deer reported in Meridian Township in 2019, the most recent full year data available. That's up from 129 in 2018. (LSJ)