Bloomington, City Growth Causes Increasing Urban Deer Population November 11, 2012 Indiana

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... IU biologist Angie Shelton said ... "I think the developments in southeast Bloomington have definitely affected the movement of deer ... It wasn't until those Renwick wood lots were developed that those deer moved into urban areas." ... the task force suggests wildlife should be part of an analysis when a developer inspects an area... The task force recommended property developers better manage the edges construction creates so deer are less likely to inhabit urban areas. Deer live near the edge of wooded areas because the trees provide shelter. Yards and gardens provide food supply...

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