The Shelton Deer Committee will offer a presentation by a wildlife biologist on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in City Hall, Room 104.
Speaking will be Howard Kilpatrick of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Kilpatrick is one of the authors of “Managing Urban Deer in Connecticut,” a booklet filled with information about ecological degradation, tick-borne illnesses, public safety, and deer reduction options.
The meeting and presentation are open to the public.
Seeking to increase public awareness
The Shelton Deer Committee was created in December 2013 to study the issue of deer overpopulation and to create a report with management recommendations for the Board of Alderman.
The committee works to generate public awareness on the issue. It has a blog with information about its activities and suburban deer management at http://sheltondeer.blogspot.com.