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Biologists Placing Tracking Collars On Bloomington's Deer
Updated March 8, 2016 7:16 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - A new study from Ball State says Bloomington has a urban deer population problem.

According to Biology professor Timothy Carter, Bloomington has a high density of deer and that number is growing especially in the city limits.

"There are fewer predators within town, there are fewer dangers within town, and there is plenty of food and a lot that food is available year-round." Carter said.

Professor Carter and his team of researchers are putting GPS tracking devices on the deer to see exactly where the deer are at all times.

"Then the city and the citizens can take those facts and decide what they want to do and how they want to manage their deer," Carter added.

Back in 2012, a deer task force was put together to come up with ways to shrink the deer population in Bloomington but nothing ever came of it.

And currently there is no known plan to stop the deer population from growing.



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