Posts Tagged ‘ deer ’

DEEP warning motorists to beware of deer, moose this fall

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s DEEP Wildlife Division reminds motorists to be watchful of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours. September through October is the peak of the breeding season for Connecticut’s small but expanding moose population in the northern part of the state.

Rivard: Say ‘no’ to bow hunting for deer on Sundays

May 6th, 2014 | By

Property owners in areas of the state that the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection claims are overpopulated by deer would be permitted to hunt the animals with bows under legislation approved by the House last week. To reach the governor’s desk, the legislation will need to be approved by the Senate before the session

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What should be done about all the deer in Shelton?

Apr 21st, 2014 | By

The deer population in Connecticut appears to have peaked in 2000, and has been declining ever since due primarily to more liberal hunting laws in the state. This is based on annual aerial deer surveys and the number of deer killed in car accidents, which also has been dropping for the past decade or so.

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Lawmakers review deer hunt bill

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By

The General Assembly is again considering a bill to allow Sunday bow hunting on private lands to reduce the state’s deer population, especially in southwestern Connecticut. The Environment Committee on Friday approved a bill that would allow the hunting in areas designated as overpopulated deer zones, where there are more than 23 deer per square

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DEEP Backs Sunday Bowhunting Bill

Mar 20th, 2014 | By

Bowhunting deer on private property on Sundays would be permitted under a bill supported by Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert Klee as a deer population control measure. The bill aims to help manage Connecticut’s overabundant white-tailed deer population by allowing property owners to hunt deer on Sundays with bows. In written testimony, Klee said

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For Connecticut Deer, Sunday May No Longer Be a Day of Rest

Mar 18th, 2014 | By

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection hasn’t done a statewide estimate for about five years, but at last count, there were around 120,000 deer in Connecticut, with the largest concentrations in Fairfield County. For more on this story, visit: For Connecticut Deer, Sunday May No Longer Be a Day of Rest | WNPR

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Aerial deer survey results

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

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.

Plan to cull Block Island deer postponed

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

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 –

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CT company begins deer culling on Block Island next week

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

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.

73 Deer Killed In New Canaan In Fall Hunt, State Reports

Feb 12th, 2014 | By

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

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DEEP approves plan to cull deer to try to reduce ticks in Redding

Jan 10th, 2014 | By

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

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General Firearms Deer Season Begins November 20

Nov 19th, 2013 | By

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

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Tweed New Haven Regional Airport employs sharpshooters to keep animals off runways

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By

As of mid-December, the USDA had taken 23 deer off airport property in 2012.

Deer being euthanized to protect birds on island

Feb 21st, 2011 | By

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 –

Conn. DEP to hunt deer on island off Milford

Feb 19th, 2011 | By

State DEP spokesman Dwayne Gardner said they will hunt deer that are not in good physical shape for two to three days.

DEP warning drivers of moose

Oct 25th, 2010 | By

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.

Greenwich Time doubts study of economic impact of deer

Sep 4th, 2010 | By

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.

Excess deer population has its costs

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

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 finds new foothold inland | Boston Globe

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

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

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Lyme watchdog group fights on multiple fronts

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

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

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