Here in the historic neighborhood of Clifton, we love our deer and don’t want to harm them . . . we just wish there weren’t so many of them. Deer overabundance contributes to serious problems, including damage to the forest understory that can devastate the eco-system.
That’s why Clifton and Cincinnati’s award winning Parks have joined forces to test an innovative and humane approach to the problem of overabundant deer: Cincinnati’s first non-lethal deer fertility control Pilot Program.
This 5 year Pilot Program concluded its first year field operations in early December 2015.
For communities thinking about a fertility control program, we offer this outline of considerations based on our experience.