Deer Cull Meat Being Used to Help the Needy
The Mt. Pleasant Police Department trying to keep its deer population down, is also helping those in need. Residents have complained for years of too many deer in their city. Back in July, Mt. Pleasant police were approved to start thinning out the herd. Police say the hunters removed 24 deer in the cull, but they're not wasting the meat. The deer that were removed are being processed at local butcher shops and will soon be donated to a great cause. The deer were removed safely, and police did provide extra security in removal areas. A study will be done to see what impact the cull had on the deer population, and to see if another one needs to be done. 9&10's Cali O'Rourke and photojournalist Joel Deaner have more details on what's happening with the meat.