Wildlife Management

Rockville is a member of the Montgomery County Deer Working Group, sharing and obtaining assistance and information regarding deer management from the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service.

The city monitors white-tailed deer population growth and acts in accordance with the Maryland policy. A game camera monitors the population and informs the Deer Population Estimate Survey.

Do Your Part to Deter Deer

Area wildlife helps maintain a healthy ecosystem, but can become a nuisance. Here's a few ways you can learn to live with, and discourage, deer.

The University of Maryland Extension has a comprehensive list of deer-management resources.

Deer Problem? Report It

For general deer-related information, call Rockville’s Parks and Facilities Division at 240-314-8700. To report dead or injured deer, call the Rockville City Police Department’s non-emergency line at 240-314-8900.

More information about techniques to prevent and/or reduce deer damage on your property is available through the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Service at 301-590-9638 or the Nuisance Animal Information line at 1-877-463-6497 (Maryland residents only).