Learn how this community is using both managed hunting and surgical sterilization to achieve its deer management goals.
What is CBDM?
Community-Based Deer Management (CBDM) is a guided process for addressing deer-related problems. It focuses on careful planning, targeted actions, and measuring progress. The process is flexible, helping communities adapt their deer management plan as needs change over time.
Deer management is complex. By following CBDM, your community can avoid common pitfalls, like jumping to action before creating a solid management plan or failing to consult wildlife experts who can help your community select the best management options. CBDM is based on sound science and "learning by doing."
Northbrook, Illinois conducted a culling program from 1995 to 2008. The village conducted an assessment around this time, determined it had reached its management goals, and suspended the culling for the time being.
Burnsville's 1998 natural resources planning process called for deer management. The city implements its program across 6 management units, and customizes the intensity and approach for each separate unit.