Deer Problems in Paradise

The islands of Hawaii have no native deer, so, you might think, that corner of paradise would be free of the deer over-population problems that plague most of the country, particularly those parts of the country where there are white-tail deer. You would be wrong, of course. Axis deer (native to India) were introduced to Hawaii, and deer over-population problems have ensued. Read more about the situation in the Maui News.

We’re reporting this just in case you thought that taking a job in Hawaii would get you away from deer management issues.

Axis deer are also naturalized in Texas and Florida. Read a species description from the Mammals of Texas.


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