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Living With Deer In NJ Survey

One response per household, please.

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1*. What is your County of residence?

2*. What is your Municipality of residence?

3. How long have you resided there?

4. During the time you have resided there, have you experienced an increase in deer related problems?
Yes   No   Not sure

5a. Have any members of your household had Lyme Disease or other tick-borne diseases?
Yes   No   Not sure

5b. If "yes" to the above question, how many?

6a. Have any members of your household been involved in a deer-vehicle collision in your township/borough/city?
Yes   No

6b. If "yes" to the above question please answer the following:
How many?

6c. If a member of your household struck a deer outside of your township/borough/city, in which county (or counties) did the accident(s) occur? Choose all that apply:

Atlantic Gloucester Ocean
Bergen Hudson Passaic
Burlington Hunterdon Salem
Camden Mercer Somerset
Cape May Middlesex Sussex
Cumberland Monmouth Union
Essex Morris Warren

7. Have deer caused landscape or garden damage at your residence over the past 5 years?
Yes   No   Not sure

7a. If yes to the above question, what would you estimate the cost of all landscape or garden damage in the past 5 years to be?

8. Please check any of the statements below that relate to your experiences with deer and gardening or landscaping?
My gardening has not been affected
I no longer plant a garden because of deer
I have used deer-resistant plants and repellents
I have put up fences or devices to scare the deer
I have used other means to overcome deer browse on my property

9. My efforts to prevent deer damage have been:
Very effective   Somewhat effective   Not effective

10. Does anyone in your household feed deer?
Yes   No

11. Do you think the size of the deer population in your municipality is a problem?
Yes   No   Not sure

12. Does anyone in your household hunt deer?
Yes   No

13. Do you allow deer hunting on your property?
Yes   No   Not applicable

14. If "no" to question above, what factors might encourage you as a property owner to open your land to hunting? (check all that apply)

Funding to enable venison donations to local food banks Reduction of liability concerns
Receiving venison for personal consumption I don't live in an area conducive to deer hunting
Hunter-landowner meetings to review hunt details I would not allow hunting on my property
Meeting/knowing who is hunting on my property

15. Have you incurred other deer-related expenses, such as fencing costs, gates, etc?

16. Do you feel the present size of the deer herd in your municipality has a negative impact on the following:
  a. Real estate values Yes   No   Not sure
  b. Gardening and landscaping Yes   No   Not sure
  c. Outdoor activities Yes   No   Not sure
  d. Driving Yes   No   Not sure
  e. The natural landscape and environment Yes   No   Not sure
  f. Long-term ecologic/economic preservation of our community Yes   No   Not sure

17. Which statement best fits your attitude on our local deer population?
Deer do not cause any problems and nothing needs to be done.
Deer cause some problems but not enough to worry about.
Deer cause many problems and solutions are needed.

18. Would you attend a presentation on the possibility of a deer management program for your township/borough/city or county?
Yes   No

19. Who do you feel is responsible for taking action to reduce damage and accidents caused by deer?
State Government
County Governments
Municipal Governments
All of the above
do not think deer cause problems that require action on anyone's part

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