Yesterday I wrote a post about too many deer in the Lansing area. In fact, one of the areas of concern locally is East Lansing.

East Lansing City Council has had several meetings on what to do about the over population of deer in not only East Lansing, but several other areas as well. East Lansing officials also talking about using sharp shooters.

According to WILX, Muskegon is now on board with hiring sharpshooters to kill up to 30 deer.

The unanimous vote by the Muskegon City Commission is an effort to control growing herds. The Muskegon Chronicle reports the cull by sharpshooters must be completed by March 31.

Residents in favor of a special kill have talked about damage to vegetation and concerns about tick borne illnesses.

One person in Muskegon who operates an inn, said she sends guests to Beachwood Park for an easy hike and Lake Michigan views. She predicted a loss of business if deer are killed.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion when it comes to this serious issue, but at this point, the deer population continues to grow and we need to come up with an organized plan to take care of the problem.

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