THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DEER FLAGGING MODELS AS DETERRENTS TO DEER ENTERING HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY

To determine whether rear-view silhouette models of deer with raised tails would be effective in keeping deer off planted interstate highway rights-of-way, such models were tested in four experiments along Interstate 80 in Centre County, PA. Results of counts of deer in experimental and control areas obtained from a moving vehicle or examination of tracks through gaps under the fence revealed that the models were ineffective as deterrents to deer gaining access to the right-of-way. It is not recommended that they be used to reduce vehicle-deer collisions. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Pennsylvnaia DOT.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Institute for Research on Land and Water Resources
    University Park, PA  USA  16802
  • Authors:
    • Graves, H B
    • Bellis, E D
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179855
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PA-78-12 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 55108
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM