Managing the deer as a town August 25, 2011 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com

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Managing the deer as a town August 25, 2011 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com

Larry Katz, professor of animal science at Rutgers University, says the white-tailed deer population in some suburbs exceeds 100 deer per square mile. When in balance, he says, the population should be 5 to 10 deer per square mile. [U.S. Forest Service Study shows excessive underbrush when deer are below 10 per square mile] "If the deer population is where it should be, you don’t see them often," said Katz, who has been studying the deer population since the early 90s. "If you see a deer, it should be a rarity," he says.


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