Questionnaire Objective: The purpose of this questionnaire is to gather River Forest residents’ point of view on the deer population and its impacts on the community. This questionnaire will help guide the RF Deer Committee on making recommendations for next steps and is for information gathering purposes only.

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* 1. Do you live in River Forest and are you at least 18 years of age? If no, please do not complete the questionnaire. If yes, all household members 18 and older may answer the questionnaire.

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* 2. What is your address?

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* 3. Does the Village have your permission to contact you again for Village-related matters? If so, please include your email address here.

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* 4. In the past 12 months, have you seen deer on your property?

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* 5. In the past 12 months, have you seen deer within River Forest outside of your property?

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* 6. In the past 12 months, if you've seen deer seasonally, please indicate which season(s). 

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* 7. Are you experiencing any deer issues currently? If no, please skip down to Question 13.

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* 8. What deer-related issues have you experienced in the last 12 months? (Check all that are applicable)

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* 9. Have you taken any actions to alleviate the deer issues? If no, please skip Question 10.

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* 10. What actions have you taken? (check all that apply and indicate how successful the action was on a 1-5 scale—with 1 being ineffective and 5 being highly effective)

  1 2 3 4 5 N/A
Tolerance/no action
Switched to planting deer-resistant flower/ plant varieties
Used fencing / netting / barriers
Used repellents
Using scare tactics

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* 11. Rate the potential deer concerns below by using a scale of 0-5 (0 meaning no importance and 5 meaning very important)

  0 1 2 3 4 5
Lyme disease and tick-borne infections
Deer-auto collision or near miss/dangerous distraction
Damage to vegetable gardens/flowers/lawn/shrubs/plants
Human-habituated "too tame" deer
Neighbor feeding deer and attracting them to my yard
Harm to pets
Feces in yard

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* 12. If you have had property damage, can you share if your experience was one of the following? 

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* 13. What kind of deer conflict management program is acceptable to you (with use of public funds)?

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* 14. How do you feel about the current number of deer in your neighborhood?

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* 15. Please provide additional comments or a description of issues that you would like to make the Committee aware of regarding deer.

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