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."
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.
Upper Dublin Township's deer management program was initiated by its police department as an all-volunteer archery hunt. In 2016, the community is considering expanding the program to include sharpshooting.