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Opinion & Attitude Survey Toward Deer Management in Georgia

Responsive Management Survey: Opinions and Attitudes of Residents, Hunters and Landowners Toward Deer Management in Georgia

General Information & Acknowledgements

This scientific survey was conducted for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR) to determine the opinions and attitudes of the general population, hunters, and large landowners regarding deer management in Georgia. The survey was administered by Responsive Management, Inc. of Harrisonburg, Virginia and was used by the Steering Committee, Subcommittees, and the Wildlife Resources Division in the development of the Georgia Deer Management Plan 2005-2014.

The executive summary of the survey can be reviewed over the following pages or you can download a PDF of the executive summary (17 pages: 74 KB) or the entire survey (287 pages: 836 KB).

Responsive Management National Office:

Mark Damian Duda, Executive Director
Peter E. De Michele, Ph.D., Director of Research
Martin Jones, Research Associate
Carol Zurawski, Research Associate
Chad Craun, Research Associate
William Testerman, Survey Center Manager
Jennifer Marshall, Survey Center Manager
Alison Lanier, Business Manager
Steven J. Bissell, Ph.D., Qualitative Research Associate
Ping Wang, Ph.D., Quantitative Research Associate
James B. Herrick, Ph.D., Research Associate

130 Franklin Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540/432-1888 Fax: 540/432-1892


Responsive Management would like to thank the following people for their input, support, and guidance on this project: Bill Fletcher, Todd Holbrook, Kent Kammermeyer, Scott McDonald, Nick Nicholson, Julie Robbins, Carmen Martin, Greg Waters, John Bowers, and Carroll Allen of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Alec Poitevint, representing landowners; Wesley Langdale, representing the forestry industry; Jerry McCollum of the Georgia Wildlife Federation; Brian Murphy of the Quality Deer Management Association; Gary Johnson, representing hunting interests; Brian Tolar of the Georgia Agribusiness Council; Mike Stewart of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia; Scott Tanner of Joe Tanner and Associates; Sen. Jeff Mullis of the Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus; Dr. Randy Davidson, Director, SCWDS; Dr. Bob Warren of the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forest Resources; Jake Rocker of the Georgia Farm Bureau; Bryant Poole of the Georgia Department of Transportation; Steve Burch of Georgia Outdoor News; and Rep. Pete Warren of the House Game, Fish, and Parks Committee.

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