Deer in the limelight Nov. 5 and 17

UPDATE: Geoff Westerfield's discussion at the Bay Village City Council meeting has been changed to Nov. 17, as reflected below.

Urban deer are an emotional issue. Whether you want to cull the herd, save Bambi, or find a middle ground, you will want to attend two upcoming Bay Village meetings. Both are open to the public, and both feature Geoff Westerfield, Assistant Wildlife Management Supervisor for the Ohio Division of Wildlife and an expert on damage caused by deer.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Bay Village Branch Library, Mr. Westerfield will speak at the Bay Chapter League of Women Voters' meeting regarding the types of problems deer present for urban communities, factors to consider when managing deer, and techniques available to residents within the City's current parameters.

On Monday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in City Hall, Bay Village City Council will host Mr. Westerfield to discuss the state's role in helping cities assess and manage deer populations. This has become a hot topic since neighboring Avon Lake passed legislation allowing culling of deer by archery under certain conditions.

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Volume 6, Issue 22, Posted 9:39 AM, 10.28.2014