Resident Deer Survey 2017
The City of Shaker Heights began a deer reduction program by Shaker Heights Police Department trained marksmen in response to safety, health, and economic concerns about an overabundance of deer in the city (
Deer Program Summary 2016/17
). The input received via this survey will help to determine the level of control needed to address the number of deer in our city. The presence of deer in our city is well established. This survey will help the city identify whether, and the degree to which, that presence is an issue to the residents who respond to it.
1. How would you describe the deer population in the City of Shaker Heights?
2. How would you describe the deer population in your neighborhood?
3. How would you describe the number of deer in your neighborhood?
4. Have you noticed a change in the number of deer in your neighborhood compared to last year?
5. Do you have concerns about deer in the City of Shaker Heights?
6. If you have concerns about deer in the City of Shaker Heights, please indicate those concerns (check all that apply):
damage to landscape and garden plants
transmission of diseases
damage to park ecosystems by over-browsing of native forage plants
decline in deer health due to overpopulation
aggressive behavior toward humans
aggressive behavior toward pets
7. If other, please specify:
8. If you answered yes above, please estimate the cost of deer damage to your property in the last 3 years.
9. Have you taken measures to "deer proof" your property? Check all that apply.
deer resistant plants
If other, please indicate:
10. If you answered yes above, please estimate the cost of deer proofing your property in the last 3 years.
11. Has your deer-proofing been successful in protecting your property from damage caused by deer?
12. Are you aware of residents feeding deer in your neighborhood?
13. In the future, what would you like to see happen with the number of deer in Shaker Heights?
stay the same
14. This past winter the City conducted deer culling on city-owned properties only. It may be possible to cull deer on private property in the future. Should the City consider culling on private property?
yes, cull on private property of willing residents
no, stay on city-owned land
15. If the City were to decide to cull deer on private property, would you want your property included?
Yes, contact me using information shared at the end of this survey
16. How long have you lived in Shaker Heights?
less than a year
more than 20 years
17. Did you participate in the last survey of residents conducted in 2016?
18. Please add any additional comments about deer:
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