2012-13 Deer Hunt
Ridgefield residents voted to permit the Town’s Deer Management Implementation Committee to conduct controlled deer hunts on municipal open space properties as part of the effort to address the health, safety and environmental problems associated with our current over-population of white-tailed deer.
The 2012-2013 controlled deer hunt will take place on the following parcels of Town land from October 15, 2012 to January 31, 2013: (click location to view map)
Levy Park (archery only – AM only)
Shadow Lake (archery, shotgun and muzzleloader)
Laurel Lane (archery, shotgun and muzzleloader)
Linden Road (archery only)
Scoden Drive/Pheasant Lane (archery only)
Between Old Trolley & Shadow Lake (archery only)
Ridgefield Municipal Golf Course (archery only – dates to be determined)
Reed Park (archery, shotgun and muzzleloader)
Spectacle Swamp Small Parcel (archery only); Large Parcel (archery, firearm)
Schlumberger Property (archery and firearm)
There will be no hunting on weekends, holidays or when schools are not in session. Hunters will carry identification issued by the Town.
When the hunt is in progress, these Town properties are CLOSED to the public. We suggest residents take this opportunity to explore the many acres of open space elsewhere in Town. Information about those areas may be found by contacting the Conservation Commission.
For more information about the hunt, call Tom Belote, Chairman of the Deer Management Implementation Committee, at (203) 431-6430.