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, its second year of field operations in January 2017, and its third year of field operations in January 2018.
For communities thinking about a fertility control program, we offer this outline of considerations based on our experience.