What to do about all the deer in North Jersey?

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OWEN PROCTOR and LINDSEY KELLEHER / NORTHJERSEY.COM – They chew up shrubbery and destroy forest habitats. They spread Lyme disease and leap unexpectedly into traffic, with dire consequences.

Docile and undeniably cute as they are, deer have spread throughout suburbia, leaving many towns grappling with how to reduce their numbers.

“Over 30 years ago, if we picked up a deer a year, it was amazing,” said Carol Tyler, owner of Paramus-based Tyco Animal Control, which contracts with municipalities to collect road kill, among other animal-control services. “Now, if we go a day without picking a deer up, it would be amazing.” …

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