Deer Herds in Residential Areas

March 1, 2009

Deer sightings within the City of Muskegon are prevalent at this time. Staff has contacted the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the following suggestions were offered:

  • Residents may purchase commercial sprays specifically made to deter deer. These sprays may be purchased at most home and garden stores.
  • Residents may create their own “home remedy” spray. Residents may search the internet for different recipes.
  • Residents may block access to deer by fencing in their yard or garden area. A permit can be obtained through the Planning Department.

This situation is a challenge for anyone who lives in our state but even more so for those who live adjacent to open, natural areas. It is our hope that these suggestions will assist residents.