Captive white‐tailed deer industry—Current status and growing threat KP Adams, BP Murphy, MD Ross - Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2016

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KP Adams, BP Murphy, MD Ross - Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2016
...  Thirty-seven states provided some data. Twenty of 32 states reported 5–1,332 breeding facilities holding >140,000 white-tailed deer; 20 of 29 states reported 1–150 shooting preserves holding >25,000 white-tailed deer. Captive white-tailed deer were classified as wildlife in 12 of 22 states (55%), livestock in 8 states (36%), and game animals in 2 states (9%). Only 5 of 21 states (24%) had minimum acreage requirements for breeding facilities, but 13 of 20 states (65%) did for shooting preserves. Four of 16 states (25%) had a minimum release time before deer could be shot in a preserve. Six of 21 states (29%) had stocking density requirements ...


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