33.3 - Authorize the use of contraceptives only upon a joint conclusion that none of the above alternatives are available and/or adequate

Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 35

Authorize the use of contraceptives only upon a joint conclusion, under the terms of the MOU, that none of the above alternatives are available and/or adequate and with the concurrence of the state fish and wildlife agency.

Assessment of Status: Partially Complete

The National Park Service (NPS) is in the process of crafting guidance on this issue. Additionally, regional working groups, such as the Northeast Deer Technical Committee, have identified hunting as a preferred management option over contraception.

Supporting documentation and findings

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