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Deer herd declining in Fairfield County?

September 08, 2013 | Deer

The Connecticut Post reports in its article, "Deer herd declining in Fairfield County" (Sept. 7, 2012), that according to CT wildlife "officials", there is a decline in the number of deer in the state.  And while the Connecticut DEEP gives some credit to hunters for the population decrease, Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals gives this advice:

"The DEEP is in the business of selling hunting licenses, "I think people should take all their propaganda with a large dose of salt.''

And points out:

"...that the animosity toward deer may have to do with their size and visibility. White-tailed mice, she said, are the best-known carrier of Lyme bacteria, "but no one is calling for a mouse hunt.''

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