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Should Wilton Re-Examine Deer Population?

WILTON, Conn. – Deer hunting season is over, and deer can once again roam free without fear. But how do Wilton residents feel about the deer population in town?

“Do we still have a functioning Deer Committee , and what is the status of deer in town?” Wilton resident Barbara Quincy asked the assembled town employees at Speak Up Wilton on Saturday, March 3.

Pat Sesto , director of Wilton’s Environmental Affairs, answered the question with an enthusiastic yes.

“This year we harvested at least 110 deer, through the committee’s efforts,” Sesto said. But that isn’t enough, she said. Finding more effective ways to cut down on the number of deer in town is one of the committee’s main goals this year.

“We’re seriously focusing on what the other tools available might be,” Sesto said. She said that this year it might be “orchestrating a cull rather than relying on recreational hunters.”

What do you think of the number of deer in Wilton? Email reporter Alissa Smith or leave a comment below.

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