Living with white-tailed-deer website
September 9, 2010
 
Learning how to live with Illinois's white-tailed deer population is the goal of a new website launched by University of Illinois Extension in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the University of Illinois Office of Sustainability.

Living with White-tailed Deer in Illinois (http://web.extension.illinois.edu/deer/) emphasizes that a "good neighbor" policy is essential for avoiding many problems associated with human/deer interactions.

"The website provides information about white-tailed deer natural history, IDNR's strategy for managing the deer population, damage prevention and abatement techniques, public health and safety information, what to do about injured or orphaned deer, and information about the role you can play in managing Illinois's deer population," said Laura Kammin, project coordinator with the U of I office of sustainability.

Included on the website are frequently asked questions about white-tailed deer, the history of deer management in Illinois, population control, and the individual citizen's role in deer herd management.

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