Op-Ed Asks for Fewer Deer

Even if it runs on a Saturday, the least-read newspaper of the week, an op-ed in The New York Times can raise awareness and spur debate. For that reason, you should know about an op-ed that ran last week that makes the case for white-tailed deer overpopulation in the Northeast.

The solution, says the author, Daniel Cristol, a professor of biology at the College of William and Mary, is to stop managing forests for deer.

The focus of the piece is mostly on making the case for deer overpopulation, there is absolutely no information in the piece of the many things that we, as a society, and as state wildlife departments do to manage for the benefit of deer. But the piece is worth knowing about.

Read “Why Bambi Must Go,” NY Times op-ed, here.


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