The impact of white-tailed deer within urban communities is a growing problem nationwide, 包括印第安纳州的几个社区. 管理这个问题可能会引起争议. To help local communities better understand deer and available management options, 渔业的DNR部门 & 野生动物 has put together an online booklet — the Urban Deer Technical Guide.
“美国rban Deer guide was developed to support communities that struggle with urban deer conflicts,查德·斯图尔特说, DNR的鹿管理生物学家. “Very few topics can be as polarizing as dealing with white-tailed deer in an urban setting. How to resolve these conflicts can cause elected officials many sleepless nights.”
The 32-page booklet explores how overabundant deer can impact deer-human interaction, 导致生态破坏, 以及目前人类的健康问题. It addresses the pros and cons of both lethal and non-lethal management options. The booklet outlines considerations for developing a successful deer management program and how to set up a monitoring program to assess results. Several examples of special deer reduction programs are cited.
“有很多很棒的生物信息, 社区可用选项的详细信息, 以及印第安纳州的案例研究,斯图尔特说:“. “If a community is facing this issue but not sure w在这里 to begin, 这是一个很好的开始.”