As a part of the ongoing CDC-funded Integrated Tick Management study in Redding, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station conducted helicopter aerial deer surveys of four square miles in February 2013 and six square miles in January 2014. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from the Redding Pilot online.
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A plan to cull deer on Block Island has been postponed. Town Manager Nancy Dodge says they are putting off the culling until the fall or next winter. In the meantime, she says she hopes the state law can be changed. For more on this story, visit: Plan to cull Block Island deer postponed –
The Connecticut-based company hired to cull the deer population has been scattering bait since early February to lure deer to specific areas around Block Island. For more on this story, visit: Deer Culling On Block Island Begins Next Week | Rhode Island Public Radio.
Hunters killed more than 10,000 deer in Connecticut in 20013, according to the latest tally from state officials. In total, 10,108 deer were hunted and killed in the state, including rifle kills through Dec. 12 and bow-and-arrow kills through Dec. 31, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reported. About 57 percent of the
State wildlife officials are defending a plan underway to reduce the number of deer in the area. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says their goal is to reduce the number of ticks. They approved a plan put forth by the State Agricultural Experimental Station. They say they are conducting a study that looks
DEEP Reminds Outdoor Enthusiasts to Be Safe Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today issued a safety reminder for outdoor enthusiasts as a variety of hunting seasons are currently underway – most notably the opening of the fall firearms deer season which begins on Wednesday, November 20. Specific deer hunting season information is
As of mid-December, the USDA had taken 23 deer off airport property in 2012.
MILFORD, Conn. —Connecticut officials say more than a dozen deer that have wandered onto a 14-acre island during low tide will be euthanized to prevent them from starving and to protect a large breeding colony of heron and egrets. Read more here: Deer being euthanized to protect birds on island – Courant.com.
State DEP spokesman Dwayne Gardner said they will hunt deer that are not in good physical shape for two to three days.
Because fall is the breeding season for both white-tailed deer and moose, the DEP Wildlife Division is reminding motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours.
In latest in the ongoing battle in the press between the “Bambi killers” and the “animal rights activists” the Greenwich Time editors write that they are skeptical about the recent study — The ‘Economic Impact of Deer Overpopulation in Fairfield County, CT.
The region’s overpopulation of deer cost Fairfield County towns more than $170 million a year in health care costs from tick-borne Lyme disease, car repairs and landscaping, according to a groundbreaking report bound to spark further debate on the issue of suburban hunting. via Excess deer population has its costs – Connecticut Post.
Lyme disease, the tick-borne ailment once primarily a scourge of the Cape and Islands, is now rampant in swaths of Massachusetts where locally acquired cases were rare a decade ago. In Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester counties, the number of patients diagnosed with the bacterial disease surged more than fourfold between 2000 and 2009, according to
Some medical experts go so far as to dispute the very existence of chronic Lyme disease, according to Dr. Kotsoris. One consequence of this controversy is less than robust funding for research that could offer answers and solutions to the burgeoning number of Lyme disease sufferers. According to recent statistics from the Centers for Disease
Ridgefield had the highest number of deer deaths in the state last year at 416. Wilton, a town that had a controlled hunt for about eight years, once held the number 1 spot and has dropped to 32. Deer Committee Chair Tom Belote believes that shows that the hunt is having an effect on bringing