Title

What Do We Do With Too Many Deer?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Most people love the Bambi-like quality of white-tail deer, but deer overabundance is creating problems for people and wildlife management:

  • Deer density increases encounters with humans, including car collisions.
  • Deer cause millions of dollars worth of damage each year to agricultural crops, nurseries, and landscaping.
  • They are responsible for damage or the disappearance of wild plant species in our natural areas
  • Deer play a role in the transmission of tick-borne infections to humans, including Lyme disease.

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