Deer Management

The overpopulation of deer can lead to increases in automobile accidents, disease, and damage to landscaping and crops. Deer overpopulation can also threaten the biodiversity of woodlands because deer tend to feed on buds, seedlings, and shoots of native species, which in turn promotes the establishment of aggressive, non-native plants.

Ultimately, the responsibility for deer (and other wildlife) management resides with individual property owners. With that in mind, the resources listed below are intended to provide guidance for individual property owners who wish to lessen the impact of deer on their properties: