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Deer are our wild neighbors, forced by habitat loss into the spaces where humans now live.

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The HSUS receives calls from people all around the country who are outraged by the prospect of deer kills in their communities. Deer kills may involve inhumane methods, result in orphaned fawns and usually do not achieve the intended management goals. Often, a more comprehensive approach using non...

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Wildlife habitat is increasingly engulfed by suburban sprawl, and the white-tailed deer has not only adapted but thrives in our altered landscapes. Short-cropped lawns and tasty flowers in suburban backyards provide exactly the kind of food that deer prefer. People often assume there are "too many...

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The concept of overpopulation, or how many deer are too many for a given area, is a subjective one. While it may be true that deer densities are at historic highs, this statement by itself has little meaning. To begin with, the forests of today in no way represent historical conditions in this...

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Killing programs aimed at reducing deer populations are often controversial, difficult to execute safely in urban and suburban areas, and don't result in long-term population reduction. Wildlife fertility control offers a humane way to manage deer populations where necessary and appropriate. PZP...

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Deer conflicts in the garden can be easily avoided or minimized thanks to a variety of readily available solutions. There may not be a perfect answer, but we do have a good toolbox for you to work with. Tolerance is a good thing Tolerance is needed when figuring out the best solution for your...

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Two deer in a landscaped yard.

Last summer, deer snipped the tops off goldenrods and helped themselves to swamp milkweed buds. They had wild lettuces for breakfast and black raspberries for dessert. Despite the diverse tasting menus on offer, most plants in my garden didn’t tempt these gentle herbivores, who sampled purpletop...

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BY NANCY LAWSON, AUTHOR OF THE HUMANE GARDENER

Each year, there are roughly 1.5 million deer/vehicle collisions on U.S. roadways. Fortunately, there are many humane and effective ways to reduce the number of collisions involving deer, ranging from increasing individual awareness and caution to implementing new technology and structures. Public...

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The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust will award $2,500 to the Washington resident who provided critical information that led to the arrest and conviction of Donald S. Gilbrech for a 2012 poaching case in Beacon Hill near Spokane Valley, Washington...

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The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust

The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the thrill killing of at least eight deer near the top of Spring Creek Road in the...

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The Humane Society Wildilfe Land Trust

The Cincinnati Neighborhood of Clifton is participating in a unique three-to-five year study to determine the feasibility of managing the white-tailed deer population through fertility control. This program was developed through collaboration between Cincinnati Parks and the residents of Clifton...

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Illustration of a family of deer with New York City in the background

People in New York City expect to contend with millions of other humans. They don’t always realize that in some boroughs they also live side by side with thousands of bucks, does and fawns. So recently the city plastered its transit system with ads that carried pictures of these wild city residents...

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By Karen E. Lange

The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust will award $10,000 to the Oregon tipsters who supplied critical information that led to the arrest and conviction of Austin Burkett for two 2014 poaching cases in Jackson County, Oregon. Burkett pleaded guilty to one...

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The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killings of eight mule deer in Southern Nevada. This adds...

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In a number of states, we hear a rallying cry for deer hunts to be implemented to reduce the devastating effects of Lyme disease. However, what is lesser known is that hunting deer will not protect people from Lyme disease –and what was once considered the “deer tick” is now known to be the “black...

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The Humane Society of the United States awarded a grant of $20,000 to CliftonDeer.org in support of its non-lethal deer sterilization program. CliftonDeer.org is a local non-profit group advocating for the humane reduction of the white tailed deer in Cincinnati parks. The innovative program was...

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Deer gather in a field at sunset on Fripp Island, SC.
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By Karen E. Lange

The Indiana House passed legislation allowing privately-owned facilities in the state to stock deer and elk for trophy-seekers, letting them pay to shoot the semi-tame animals trapped in enclosures for guaranteed kills. By shipping deer and elk across state lines to be stocked in these fenced...

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The Indiana Senate shot down legislation that would legalize captive hunting operations. H.B. 1453 was the latest attempt by the captive hunting industry to legalize privately-owned facilities to stock deer and elk for trophy-seekers, letting them pay to shoot the semi-tame animals trapped in...

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Whether you call them mountain lions or cougars, they’re one of the most adaptable big cats in the Western Hemisphere.

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