On Oct. 16, Ann Arbor City Council approved a resolution to contract with White Buffalo Inc. for deer management services for the City of Ann Arbor’s 2018 deer management program. The approved lethal cull for the winter of 2018, which will begin today, aims to address the impact of deer browsing in select areas with the lethal removal of up to 250 deer in designated City of Ann Arbor parks, nature areas and city-selected private parcels.
Beginning today, Monday, Jan. 8–Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 3 p.m. to midnight, the below parks will be closed every day (including weekends) for all purposes.
- Arbor Hills Nature Area.
- Barton Nature Area (Foster area north of Warrington Drive only).
- Bird Hills Nature Area.
- Foxfire West Nature Area.
- Glazier Hill Nature Area.
- Huron Parkway/Braun Nature Areas.
- Leslie Park Golf Course.
- Leslie Woods Nature Area.
- Narrow Gauge Way Nature Area.
- Oakridge Nature Area (east of Huron Parkway only).
- Oakwoods Nature Area.
- Olson Park (the dog park and parking lot will remain open).
- South Pond Nature Area (only the area in the vicinity of NAP office at 3875 E. Huron River Drive).
- Stapp Nature Area.
- Sugarbush Park (north of Rumsey Drive only).
- Traver Creek Nature Area.
Please visit the deer management program page on the city website for more information.