The deer in my area are surprisingly plenty. I was strolling through an arboretum in my area, looked up, and that tree had a face. A deer was only 15 feet away from me- I froze, it froze, but at least it didn't charge. Those things are dangerous. My brother in law lost three cars in one year due to dear suddenly leaping across the road. When they take flight, you don't know the direction they'll go.I have black bears (and turkeys ) coming thru my property. My 90 square mile town is a protected watershed community that tries to retain a somewhat pristine state since the land supplies a large population of New Jersey with water. If bears are to be anywhere, it is here and it goes with the territory. People think bears are over-populated just because they see one.
Deer are a problem and they're near infinitely more dangerous than our local bears due to the road hazzard. Last month a friend of mine died when his motorcycle hit a deer. 3 years ago a co-worker's son died early AM on the way to work after hitting a deer. I've heard we have 10 times more deer than the natural counts back from Washington's time and 1800s.