When and where did the work take place?

Operations took place on one to two weekday evenings per week in January 2021 and January 2022. Parks remained open during the day and on the weekends. On the evenings that the operations took place, park closure signs were pulled indicating that the park was closed. The signs on the closures were large, purposefully.

Areas where deer removal took place included Abbot Road Park, the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center/Softball Complex, Harrison Meadows Park, Fine Park (2021 only), White Park, Burcham Par,, Patriarche Park and City-owned property on West Road. 

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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 happened with the venison from the removal?
4. When and where did the work take place?
5. What was 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?