Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 34
Such efforts typically address overpopulated deer herds. These populations overlap state lines and neighboring state and federal lands. To coordinate management among the states and with federal agencies may require a memorandum of understanding outlining the planning and execution of management projects. Such an MOU would include some or all of the following steps:
There are regionally based species based technical work groups such as the Northeast Deer Technical committee, the Midwest Upland Game Group and Flyway Councils. Many of these regional groups address standardization of data collection and advocate for the use of hunting as a wildlife management tool.
There are also specific examples of using hunting as a wildlife management tool such as elk management in the Rocky Mountain National Park and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. While examples of using hunting as a wildlife management tool exist, there is currently no memorandum of understanding to promote cross-boundary efforts. The National Park Service has entered into MOU's to use hunting as a management tool and is pursuing additional