Reducing And Controlling Local Deer Populations

Jul 20, 2015

As beautiful as the animals are, deer have become not just a nuisance but a real danger in many neighborhoods, especially during mating season. Over-population and dwindling natural habitat have forced more deer into yards and out onto roads and highways, and they are an increasing cause of vehicle accidents across the country. But there seems to be little consensus on the proper way to control deer populations. 

According to the Insurance Information Institute, 1.6 million deer-vehicle collisions occur each year in the United States.
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Joining us this afternoon to discuss a plan to manage the deer population in one area of Cincinnati are Laurie Briggs and Christine Lottman, two of the founders of CliftonDeer.Org, an  organization working to implement the Clifton Deer Program; Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach; and Dr. Jeff Newman, the lead veterinarian on a deer sterilization program in Virginia organized by White Buffalo, Inc., a wildlife management company.