This survey is being administered by the City of Saint John to determine residents’ views and concerns toward deer populations in residential neighbourhoods. The information collected may be used to assist in the development of a comprehensive nuisance deer management program intended to control the deer population and reduce negative associations between humans and deer such as vehicle accidents, property damage, and increased risk of Lyme disease.
 
A nuisance deer management program would include a bylaw prohibiting the feeding of deer, as well as allow landowners within certain neighbourhoods to receive a special permit authorizing hunters to kill one antlerless deer on their property. Allowing hunters to remove deer from the area has been permitted in Rothesay, Quispamsis, St. Andrews, and Hampton as an efficient approach to address the issue while allowing public benefit of the resource. Suitability for the program will be determined by the Department of Energy and Resource Development, and will take into account lot size, safety concerns, and number of permits issued in the area.

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* 1. Do you feel that there is an overpopulation of deer in your neighbourhood?

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* 2. Is the intentional feeding of deer common in your neighbourhood?

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* 3. Please rank the importance of each item listed below to describe your concerns about deer in the City.

  Not at all Important Somewhat Important Not applicable Important Extremely Important
Tick-borne diseases (Lyme Disease/Co-infections)
Deer-vehicle accidents
Deer damage to plantings or gardens on my property

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* 4. Do you know what Lyme Disease is?

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* 5. Have you ever found ticks on your pets?

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* 6. Have you ever found ticks on a family member?

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* 7. Have you or a member of your household ever been involved in a deer-vehicle accident within the City?

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* 8. If so, how many deer-vehicle accidents has your household had in the City?

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* 9. Have deer damaged plants on your property?

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* 10. During the last five (5) years, have you spent money to reduce or prevent deer damage to your property?

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* 11. If you spent money to reduce deer damage, as indicated above, were you satisfied with the effectiveness?

  Not at all Effective Somewhat Effective Not applicable Effective Extremely Effective
FENCING
NETTING
REPELLENT

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* 12. In general, would you support the City asking the Department of Energy and Resource Development to develop and implement a nuisance deer management program?

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* 13. What is your Postal Code (six characters no spaces)?

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