* Granted $10,200 for the Deer Save program.
The OFAH Deer Save program is designed to provide seed funding to eligible grassroots conservation groups that undertake emergency winter deer feeding programs. These programs are only undertaken in severe winters, and are only eligible for Deer Save funding if they meet the requirements of strict science-based guidelines. The goal of these programs is to mitigate large-scale winter-related mortality of white-tailed deer in Ontario. In 1995, the OFAH created the Deer Save fund to assist local MNRF and community emergency deer feeding programs where and when necessary. The fund exists to augment local conservation efforts; not replace them.