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City of Ann Arbor Deer Management

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Deer Resistant Gardening

If you live in an area with foraging deer, you've likely watched some of your plants experience browse. But before you give up on gardening altogether, try making your yard less appealing to deer by choosing plants that deer find less desirable. Learn more via the city's deer resistant gardening webpage.

Non-Lethal Deer Deterrents

City staff have created a comprehensive list of non-lethal deer management techniques that allow citizens to reduce deer impacts on their property. We have listed a variety of exclusionary methods, repellents and deterrents that are allowed within the City of Ann Arbor and have scientifically shown some efficacy. Residents who want to reduce deer impacts on their property should review and consider implementing these various strategies via the non-lethal deer deterrent webpage.  

Tips for Avoiding a Deer Vehicle Crash

 Cruising the roads to enjoy autumn’s colors? Be on the lookout for deer. Animal collisions rise dramatically in the fall when deer are mating and the days are shortening, increasing the overlap of when deer are most active and when people are driving. Driver awareness is key, but sometimes in our day to day lives distractions overcome even the most mindful of drivers. View these deer driver awareness reminders to ensure you have a safe commute no matter where you are and what steps to take should a deer collision occur. 

Impact and Management of White-Tailed Deer in Our Neighborhoods​ Presentation

On Jan. 26, 2018, Dr. Bernd Blossey, an Associate Professor at Cornell University, presented the "Impact and Management of White-Tailed Deer in Our Neighborhoods." The presentation is available to view online​. The presentation was co-sponsored by the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. ​     

Deer Hotline: 734.794.6295

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