Georgia is fortunate to have a healthy white-tailed deer population that provides diverse recreational opportunities and generates significant economic vitality.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division recognizes that properly managing this resource, and keeping the public informed about such actions, is critical.
Enter the development of the Urban Deer Management Plan, which was in response to an action item in a previous guiding document: The Georgia Deer Management Plan 2005-2014. DNR pooled the expertise of stakeholders in an 18-member Urban Deer Advisory Committee. This group was tasked with developing an Urban Deer Plan for the Department to use as a guiding document.