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MNRC members urged to ban feeding of deer

By RALPH ANSAMI

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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...