Deer Management By Bryan Studaker WRT 160 27 March 2014
Research Question Is hunting the most effective way to deal with the increasing populations of white-tail deer in order to limit the problems they cause?
Introduction Problems caused by deer • Auto-deer collisions. • Damage to certain vegetation. • Spreading of diseases. “Road sign deer crossing” image courtesy of Dreamstime
Introduction, Pt. II Deer Facts • Population was once very small. • Population can increase rapidly. • Deer management can be difficult. “White Tail deer family” image courtesy of Dreamstime
Methods • I used a different form of primary research where I looked at websites more extensively. • I focused on two websites. • One was on different deer management techniques. • The other was on deer management in Metroparks in Oakland County.
Results Deer Management Techniques • Non-lethal techniques • Repellants • Lethal techniques • Hunting • Sharpshooting “Deer Hunters” image courtesy of Dreamstime
Results, Pt. II Metroparks • Sharpshooters were used to manage the deer. • 70-85 more deer per square mile than there should be (Elliot, 2004). • 50-30 deer were taken each year(Elliot, 2004). • Meat was donated to food banks.
Analysis • Lethal techniques seemed the most effective. • Sharpshooters have the equivalent effect as hunters. • Controlling deer will help limit the three problems.
Reference Page Deer Hunters (n.d.). Dreamstime.com. [image]. Retrieved March 28 from http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-deer hunters-pair-minnesota-image36845143. Elliot, K. (2004). Kensington, Indian Springs deer hunts. Big Fish Tackle. Retrieved March 20, 2014, from http://www.bigfishtackle.mobi/cgi bin/bigfish.cgi?post=173490. Road sign deer crossing (n.d.). Dreamstime.com. [image]. Retrieved March 28 from http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty freestockphoto-road-sign-deer-crossing-image6995185. White Tail deer family (n.d.). Dreamstime.com. [image]. Retrieved March 28 from http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free stock-image-white-tail-deer-family-image29002886