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Shaker Heights program could allow deer hunters onto private property, with owner's permission

Posted at 4:24 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 18:37:05-04

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Shaker Heights City Council is expected to talk about how to control the deer population in the city at their meeting Monday night.

The deer management program could be changing. If approved, it would be handled by a company started by a retired Shaker Heights police officer.

The retired police lieutenant was one of two officers assigned to the city’s deer culling program when it was started three years ago. The new program would allow culling to happen on private property, but only if a resident asks the city for help and neighbors agree.

“I think it’s better for the city as a whole,” said Susie Sharp, a Shaker Heights resident.

Other people we talked to disagree with the program but would not talk with us on camera. Neither the Shaker Heights Police Chief or the Mayor returned our calls for comment.

The Shaker Heights City Council meeting starts at 7 p.m.