Once again, the city of Big Rapids and USDA are teaming up to conduct a deer cull within city limits.
Big Rapids Commissioners recently approved a resolution for the deer cull. Total cost for this deer cull is just under $20,000
The primary concern is the destruction of private property the deer caused by eating plats, flowers, and shrubs and traffic accidents.
According to the resolution, USDA Wildlife officials from Dec. 1st through March 31st, 2023 will target areas in the city including Ives Avenue, N. Fourth Avenue, and N Dekrafft Avenue, and the residential areas include “The Flats”, the wooded area near the 500th through 1000th blocks of Woodward Avenue, and adjoining streets along Woodward Avenue.
Ferris State University is also in agreement to allow a portion of the cull to occur on their property during the winter break.
The goal is to take up to 75 deer during this cull.