Deer & Humans

The relationship between people and deer is evolving into a new (and sometimes complicated) coexistence.

On this page we’ll explore some of the ways that deer and humans interact and live together.

How People and Deer Coexist

Whether it’s deer eating your garden, sleeping in your backyard, or crossing the road and causing accidents, deer are becoming more a part of our lives than ever before.

The articles on this page aim to explore some of the ways that deer and humans interact with one another, and how those interactions can be streamlined into a peaceful coexistence in which we cohabit the same spaces peacefully.

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Do Deer Whistles Work

Do Deer Whistles Work?

There are approximately 30 million deer, including whitetail deer, moose, and elk, in the United States. With such an enormous cervid population, the risk of cars and other vehicles colliding with these animals is quite

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Deer Farming

Deer Farming

Deer aren’t usually the animals that come to mind when we think about farms and farming. Yet agriculture in the United States and around the world extends beyond the usual cows, pigs, chickens, and sheep.

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Deer Resistant Perennials

Deer Resistant Perennials

If there are deer in the area and you have a garden, these animals will probably invade your property at some point. There’s nothing worse than planting a beautiful garden only to have it turned

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Deer Resistant Annuals

Deer Resistant Annuals

There’s nothing worse than putting a lot of time and effort into your garden, just to have it devoured by deer. Do you live in an area with a large white-tailed deer population? Maybe you’ve

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Deer in Headlights Meaning

Deer in Headlights Meaning

Pretty much everyone has heard the expression “deer in headlights, “deer in the headlights,” or “deer caught in the headlights.” But what if you haven’t heard this phrase, or are wondering about the meaning of

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Do Deer Attack Humans

Do Deer Attack Humans?

Deer are known for their docile and gentle nature. When people hear the word deer, what comes to mind would probably be Bambi, from the Disney cartoon. They’re often described as graceful, playful, and friendly. To

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Why Do Deer Run Into Cars

Why Do Deer Run into Cars?

Vehicle collisions with deer can be extremely dangerous, and not just for the animal. Drivers and passengers have been seriously injured and even killed in such accidents, and enormous amounts of damage can be done

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Deer Management Jobs

Deer Management Jobs

Unfortunately there are very few career opportunities for people who want to work with deer or with other related ungulates. The competition for what few deer management jobs are available is extremely intense because of

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Deer Conservation

Deer Conservation

On this page we’ll discuss the importance of deer conservation efforts, and explain some of the different steps biologists and environmental groups are taking to preserve different types of deer around the world.

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Endangered Deer Species

Endangered Deer Species

On this page we’ll share a list of endangered deer species and threatened deer around the globe. Deer become endangered and threatened for a variety of reasons, but the primary culprits are loss of habitat

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Deer as Pests

Deer as Pests

We often think about deer as being beautiful creatures and a reminder that we’re not as distant from the natural world — and what’s wild — as we think. But what about deer as pests?

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