Opinion & Attitude Survey Toward Deer Management in Georgia
Opinions On and Values Associated with Deer
Most commonly, respondents describe their feelings about deer positively, saying that they enjoy seeing and having deer around. Substantial percentages, however, said they enjoy seeing deer but worry about the problems they cause. Finally, small percentages regard deer as a nuisance, with landowners being much more likely to regard deer as a nuisance.
Respondents were asked five questions regarding deer management and the values associated with deer. Majorities of the general population and landowners said four of the five were very important, the exception being that "you have deer around your home," which just under half (49%) of both the general population and landowners said was very important.
Majorities of hunters said each of the five were very important.
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