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Public forum held on Chapel Hill's deer population

A public forum is scheduled for Monday evening to explore whether a management program is needed to address the deer population in Chapel Hill.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A public forum was held Monday evening to explore ways to address the deer population in Chapel Hill.

A panel of experts from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and other agencies talked with the Town Council about how the deer population affects the environment and human health.

At the end of the three-hour meeting, council members asked that more information be gathered about the size of the deer population in Chapel Hill, the loss of natural vegetation attributed to deer, the connection between deer and tick-borne diseases and options for curbing deer population.

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