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MNRC members urged to ban feeding of deer

 

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

BOB WILD, Department of Natural Resources manager of the Porcupine Mountains State Park, talks about programs at the park Thursday with the Michigan Natural Resources Board at Gogebic Community College . From left are NRC members Vicki Pontz, Rex Schlaybaugh Jr., Christine Crumbaugh, director Keith Creagh and John Matonich. Wild said 584 students have visited the park this summer.

By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - A resident of Ewen urged the Michigan Natural Resources Commission Thursday to ban deer feeding in the western Upper Peninsula.

Nancy Warren, of the National Wolfwatcher Coalition, said feeding of deer by homeowners in Marenisco has caused wolves to enter the town.

In addition to numerous complaints from residents about the presence of wolves, Warren said the feeding of deer can lead to spreading of diseases.

"As the crow flies, chronic wasting disease is only 65 miles from Marenisco. Though it may be unpopular, I urge the NRC to accept...



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