Be Safe Newtown
Newtown residents seeking a Lyme-free Newtown with deer-free roads,
a recovery of the woodlands and the return of native plant and bird
species within 5 years
Landowner liability is limited by CT law.
What you should expect
- Hunters are required to have a DEEP permission slip signed by the landowner approving either bow or rifle hunting on the landowners property with them at all times. This permission only allows them to hunt on your property for the current calendar year.
- Hunters will make every attempt to call or e-mail the day before coming on your property.
- Hunters will advise what cars they will park on your property.
- Hunters are generally willing to share some portion of the deer they harvest with landowners upon request or to donate meat to feed the hungry if you prefer.
- Hunters generally hunt around sunrise and sunset.
- The hunting season extends from September 15th through January 31st.
- In order to increase a hunter's chance of successful deer removal, baiting needs to begin several weeks before the season begins.
- Hunters normally hunt from an elevated tree stand up to 20 feet high and shoot towards the ground.
- On average, bow hunters wait up to 3-4 hours at a time in their elevated tree stand for a safe shot and many invest a total of 11 hours of patient waiting over several days per deer.
- Bow hunters can invest as many as 25 hours for a single opportunity to harvest a deer.
- Surplus deer meat will be donated to local charitable 'Venison for the Hungry'.
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Public Health is perhaps the
most important reason to want
to get deer numbers under
Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials.
Last Modified: 21 April 2015 09:28 MST