Cornell UniversityThe Nature Conservancy

Community Example: Fremont, Michigan

Key facts

  • The city's police department implements deer management activities
  • The program is in maintenance mode after several years of successful manangement for herd reduction
  • Community Size: Small city or village (less than 10,000 people)
  • Region: Midwest
    • Plan established in 2007

    Fremont, Michigan (approximate population of 4,000) began its deer management program in 2007, overseen by a citizen Deer Committee, in response to citizen concerns about damage to landscaping and property, deer-vehicle collisions and degraded forest ecosystems. Over the years, police sharpshooters have harvested hundreds of deer within defined areas, deer-related damage reports have declined significantly, and Fremont is now in maintenance mode, having achieved its deer management objectives.