When and where will the work take place in winter 2023?

In winter 2023, deer removal operations are planned for the following parks/areas: Azaadiikaa Park, Harrison Meadows Park, Burcham Park, White Park, City-owned property on West Road and Patriarche Park.

Operations will take place on intermittent weekday evenings. Parks will remain open during the day and on the weekends. On the evenings that the operations take place, park closure signs will be pulled indicating that the park are closed. The signs on the closures are large, purposefully. 

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1. Why is the City of East Lansing (City) reducing the deer population?
2. How has the City reduced the deer population?
3. What happens with the venison from the removal?
4. When and where will the work take place in winter 2023?
5. What is done to ensure safety?
6. I didn’t think that hunting with a firearm was allowed within 450 feet of a residence without written permission of the owner. How is the City able to perform this deer removal?
7. Are there other communities in Michigan that have removed deer by firearms?
8. Will deer removal be an annual activity in East Lansing's parks?
9. How many deer were removed during the first round of deer removal in January 2021?
10. How many deer were removed during the second round of deer removal in January 2022?