Managing Our Region's Deer Population

Managing Our Region's Deer Population

What some communities in Maryland are doing to make sure humans, forests and deer coexist successfully.

Residents of the Washington region -- even those in the urban core -- need only look outside their windows to notice the booming deer population. Managing the local herds is a sensitive matter: the animals affect the survival of forests and pose a threat to motorists. We explore what some communities in Maryland are doing to make sure humans, forests and deer coexist successfully.

Guests

Kevin Sullivan

Certified Wildlife Biologist; State Director (MD,DE,DC) of Wildlife Services, USDA

Brian Eyler

Deer Project Leader, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Bill McShea

Wildlife Ecologist, Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo

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