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Be Safe Newtown
This site is maintained by residents of Newtown CT who understand that
deer reduction is necessary and that it has been dramatically successful in
other communities in reducing the number of ticks, the cases of Lyme and
other tick borne diseases, for the restoration of the understory of our
forests and for the reduction of vehicle accidents.

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This wreck occurred in Newtown, CT on 7-9-2009 as a result of the driver swerving to avoid hitting two deer.



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Overview

In order to achieve the town's goal of reducing deer density levels to 10-12 deer per square mile we need your help.   Since 70% of the land in Newtown is privately owned, it is the understanding and support of our residents for this effort that will make the difference
between success in a 5 year period or failure. Newtown does not allow deer hunting on town land so the town needs help from private landowners in order to achieve a reduction in the deer herd. If, as a community, we fail it means continuing misery for many families and individuals who acquire one or more of the 3 primary tick diseases.

Our approach is intended to be interactive between landowners and the hunters they permit on their land.  Through the timely use of both voice and electronic communication this program will be more effective and at the same time more sensitive to the needs of landowners.

Our town has a rich history of uniting for the common good around a great cause.  This is an opportunity to demonstrate to our children that when people work for a common cause without focusing on self interests we can achieve what other towns have successfully achieved and make Newtown safer for all its residents.

Deer Reduction

The only viable means of deer reduction is through hunting deer. The most economical method of harvesting deer is through voluntary participation of local hunters who act in a responsible manner.

Contact us today

Please contact us to arrange a convenient time for one of us to meet with you to discuss deer removal on your property.  Our goal is that all hunters who participate in this program will agree to help solve the community wide problem in a safe, responsiible and sensitive manner.

To contact us, click here.   Please include your name and phone number along with a convenient time to call.

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