Township’s deer management program maintains success

By Stephanie Hernandez McGavin
The Meridian Times

Land management coordinator Jane Greenway presented the progress of the Meridian Township’s deer management program to the township board on April 7. After numerous complaints from Meridian residents about deer overpopulation, damage to property and deer-vehicle collisions, the board authorized a deer management plan in 2011. The deer management program ended its hunting season on Feb. 28. There were 159 deer harvested and a drop in 43 reported deer-car collisions since 2013.