Many species of wildlife do not cause damage in the traditional sense but can be considered nuisances merely by their presence in a particular location. Wildlife which cross roads, nest and feed in and around homes, make noise, and leave their droppings are common occurrences which can often interrupt everyday life. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission provides guidance to property owners to aid them in solving problems associated with "nuisance" wildlife.

 

Please select an option below for assistance in dealing with "nuisance" wildlife:

Nuisance
Canada Goose
Control

Beaver Management in NC

Black Bears
in Residential
Areas

     

Coexisting with Coyotes (PDF)

Deer Problems
in Residential
Areas

 

NUISANCE CANADA GOOSE CONTROL

This pamphlet offers the public technical guidance, and describes a variety of techniques used to disperse resident Canada Geese from problem areas.
View this document online
or, for a free copy, please write to:

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
1722 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1722

Call 919 707-0050

 

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DEER PROBLEMS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS

A guide to deer problems occurring in residential areas of North Carolina.
View this document online
(pdf). Or, for a free copy, please write to:

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
1722 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1722

Call 919 707-0050

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SOME SUGGESTIONS ON WAYS TO AVOID DEER-VEHICLE COLLISIONS

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission recognizes the growing problems with deer-related accidents in our state. As both human and deer populations continue to grow, some of these accidents are unavoidable. Here are some steps that may help a motorist avoid many of these accidents.

  1. Deer are most active near daylight and dusk and on dark, overcast or foggy nights. Motorists should reduce their speed during these times, especially in areas known to be frequented by deer.
  2. Drive with headlights on high beam when possible. Watch for eyes reflecting in your lights especially at field edges or posted deer crossing areas. If you see deer, immediately reduce your speed, even though the deer may be a considerable distance from the road. Your headlights may cause them to panic and run at any time.
  3. If you see a deer cross the road in front of you, don't assume that all is clear. Deer often travel in groups and one will often cross right behind the other.
  4. Don't place your confidence in "deer whistles" or other "ultra-sonic" devices claiming to prevent deer collisions. We are aware of no scientific evidence that these devices are effective.
  5. Support legal and ethical hunting as a means of keeping deer numbers at levels where they can be enjoyed by all.

 

 

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