PZP is also known as ZonaStat-D and is federally approved by the EPA.
PZP is a protein-based dart administered immunocontraceptive that is given only to the female does.
PZP uses the deer's natural immune system to prevent pregnancy and breaks the cycle of new fawns being born.
Culling is an annual killing program that does
NOT keep the
If there are more resources like food and space-deer respond by having MORE fawns!
So instead of one new fawn, does are more likely to have twins and triplets.
The use of PZP over a 5 year period only costs $240k versus culling, which has a 5 year cost of $400k.
Culling is an annual killing program that does NOT keep the numbers down.
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