The White-Tailed Deer Problem in New Jersey
From business organizations and advocacy groups, to nationally recognized biologists, conservationists, and community organizations, all have added their independent voices to recognizing the overpopulation of deer in New Jersey. Below are links to their published opinions.
- New Jersey’s Forests Are Being Eaten Alive by Emile D. DeVito, Ph.D. (New Jersey Conservation Foundation) and Jay Kelley, Ph.D. (Raritan Valley College)
- Understanding the Severely Out of Balance Deer Population by Gene Huntington, RLA, LEED AP (Steward Green)
- The Time is Now for a Comprehensive Deer Management Plan in Hopewell Valley by Lisa Wolf (Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space)
- Yet Another Economic Threat to New Jersey — Too Many Deer by Anthony Russo (CIANJ)
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Human Health Effects
The New Jersey Farm Bureau, and the agricultural interests we represent, understand that people will have different ideas about the approach to this problem. But ultimately, we must identify immediate and viable solutions to mitigate the negative impact to agriculture, the environment, and human health caused by deer overpopulation.