The decision will be made on Monday, January 6th, and if agreed upon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture would come in and shoot the deer says 9 & 10 News.

Big Rapids City Manager Mark Gifford says the deer cull is safe and humane. All of the deer meat will be processed and donated. 

“The meat is used, it’s donated to food pantries and it’s something that is welcomed from that sector of the community, so this is not a wasteful activity,” Gifford said, according to the TV station.