White-Tailed Deer Population Quiz

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White-tailed deer populations almost went extinct early in the 20th century.

False

The disappearance of natural predators such as wolves and cougars contributed to the increase in white-tailed deer populations.

True

A group of seven deer introduced to an island in Rhode Island grew to a population of 700 in just 27 years.

True

Of the 11 national parks studied near Washington, D.C., all had densities lower than 16 deer per square kilometer.

False

Deer overpopulation is only a problem in urban areas.

False

Deer can cause damage to plant life by eating plants slower than new plants can grow.

False

When old trees die, more young trees remain alive to replace them.

False

Non-native species do not harm forest ecosystems.

False

Deer overpopulation has no impact on sustainable forests.

False

Deer only eat plants in forests and not in suburban or urban areas.

False

Deer do not carry ticks that can introduce zoonotic diseases.

False

Building fences to keep deer out of certain areas is a humane option.

True

Killing deer is the only effective solution to reduce deer overpopulation.

False

The substance for blocking breeding hormones in deer works indefinitely.

False

Fences can allow the movement of other animals that need to pass through.

False

The population growth in white-tailed deer has no impact on ecosystems.

False

Test your knowledge about the overpopulation of white-tailed deer and its impact on ecosystems in the United States. Explore the history of white-tailed deer population and its current status.

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