What Do We Do With Too Many Deer?
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.
Rooney, T. P.
(2010). What Do We Do With Too Many Deer?. Action Bioscience.