Connecticut Population and Management Archive - Connecticut Page

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Connecticut Deer Population and Management Archive

Estimated Annual Deer Kill

Estimated Annual Deer Kill

1990: 11,305

1993: 10,342

2000: 11,000

2001: 11,500

2002: 12,500

2003: 13,000

2004: 13,541

2005: 12,100

2006: 11,591

2007: 11,062

2008: 12,682

2009: 11,774

2010: 12,183

2011: 12,897

2012: 13,421

2013: 12,549

2014: 11,394

2015: 9,113

2016: 10,662

2017: 12,080

2018: 11,345

2019: 10,908

2020: 10,881


Data for 2000 to 2003 is estimated from DEEP graphic on p. 7 of the 2013 Deer Program Summary [PDF]. Data for 2004 is from the 2005 deer report, page 4 Table 1.

Rising population from about 1970 to 2000.

Harvest reports

A list of articles in the Archive. Alphabetical Order by Year.

Abundant acorn crop could curb deer kill October 21, 2010 Connecticut

Acorns scarce as low-production cycle takes hold October 23, 2011 Connecticut

Activists call on DEP to stop killing Charles Island deer March 4, 2011 Florida

An 820-lb. Wild Hog Is Rooting Around Your Front Porch: What's the Protocol? July 20, 2017 Connecticut

AN ACT CONCERNING DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND AUTHORIZING BOW AND ARROW HUNTING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY ON SUNDAYS. April 11, 2013 House of Representatives, File No. 453, January Session, 2013

Bloomfield, Drivers beware after moose sightings in Bloomfield May 29, 2015 Connecticut

Charles Island deer killings - Why? March 13, 2011 Connecticut

Charles Island: Connecticut DEP to hunt deer island off Milford February 18, 2011

Charles Island: Connecticut DEP to implement habitat and deer management plan February 17, 2011 Connecticut

Charles Island: Connecticut group protests killing of 17 deer on island in Long March 4, 2011

Charles Island: Why is Connecticut Slaughtering Deer? March 16, 2011

Comparing effectiveness and impacts of Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii DC) control treatments and herbivory on plant communities JS Ward, SC Williams, TE Worthley - Invasive Plant Science and Management, 2013

Connecticut bill allows Sunday deer hunting with bow and arrow May 23, 2013

Connecticut Deer Herd Numbers December 6, 2014

Connecticut deer hunt has big upside in small package November 10, 2017

Connecticut Deer Population, Bow Hunting Increases To Highest Levels In State March 28, 2014

Connecticut Deer Season 2013: Hunting Forecast October 4, 2013

Connecticut's Fall Archery Deer and Turkey Seasons Open September 15 September 5, 2018 Connecticut

Coyote sightings shouldn't be a surprise, according to wildlife officials December 15, 2014 Connecticut

Coyote sightings shouldn’t be a surprise, according to wildlife officials December 30, 2014 Connecticut

Coyote sightings shouldn’t be a surprise, according to wildlife officials December 30, 2014 Connecticut

CT DEEP launches new deer lottery method June 5, 2013 Connecticut

DEEP Announces Opening Days of Firearms Hunting Seasons October 4, 2014 Connecticut,

DEEP Considering Expanding Deer Hunting Season March 19, 2014

DEEP Reports Small Die-off in Local White-tailed Deer Herd September 8, 2017 Connecticut,

Deer Hunter: Strong Fall Archery Season Expected In Southwest CT September 16, 2017 Connecticut

Deer hunters' antler obsession all nonsense October 13, 2014 Connecticut

Deer on the Runway Will Result in an Airport's Full-Fencing Enclosure Project January 28, 2013 Connecticut

Deer population in decline, but could rise in spring February 27, 2016 Connecticut

Deer population in decline, but could rise in spring February 27, 2016Connecticut

Deer, Moose on the Move October 18, 2011 Connecticut

Deer, Turkey Season Starts Monday; Crossbow Hunting Now Legal September 12, 2013 Connecticut

Discussion in Connectictut About Deer Population March 8, 2016 Bowsite.com, Summary by Glen Ekstrom

Eastern wolves howl for recognition November 17, 2012 Connecticut

Fairfield County ranks high in 2016 deer hunt January 18, 2017 Conntecticut

Fairfield Hunters Try to Revive a Dying Sport [decline of hunting] February 13, 2012 Connecticu

Firearm Deer Hunting Season Opens Wednesday November 16, 2016 Connecticut

Greenwich bow hunters kill 44 deer in first six weeks of season November 26, 2016 Connecticut

Helicopter Surveys, Deer ... in Connecticut March 18, 2014

How deer have decimated our woodlands November 29, 2014 Connecticut

In Shelton, 8 Deer Hunted and Killed in 2013 January 2014, Connecticut

Limited Sunday hunting bill clears Connecticut House May 28, 2015

Local wildlife panorama now includes deer-killing coyotes February 21, 2020 Delaware

Loose moose May 26, 2016 Connecticut,

Low Deer Numbers, But Plenty of Food in Northeast October 8, 2015 Connecticut,

Moose in southern New England? August 12, 2013 Connecticut

Moose sightings on the rise in Connecticut April 17, 2015 Connecticut

More deer killed by bow hunters October 6, 2016 Connecticut

More land, legal changes boost Conn. bow hunting October 25, 2014 Connectictut

My compliments to Davy and Daniel December 8, 2014 Connecticut

New England Deer Forecast October 21, 2015 Connecticut,

Open season on deer in Connecticut November 20, 2014

Panel to probe deer hunting at East River preserve April 27, 2012 Connecticut

Pemberton, Shaban support Sunday bowhunting April 26, 2014 Connecticut

Predators reduce state deer population December 16, 2013 Connecticut

Resurgent Bobcats Prompt State To Study Habitat, Population September 27, 2015 Connecticut

State Forest Logging Called Good For Forests, Taxpayers July 27, 2015 Connecticut

State Targeting Jan. 1 for Lottery to Hunt Deer with Shotguns December 26, 2013 Connecticut,

Sunday bow-hunting passage ends a political saga June 3, 2015 Connecticut

Sunday deer hunting with bows now legal August 18, 2015 Connecticut,

The Response of Tree Regeneration to Deer Management in Southwestern CT: A 5 Year Update January 4, 2013 Connecticut

Thinking of whitetails at the end of deer season December 26, 2013 Connecticut

Two Coyotes Kill Deer In Briarcliff Manor September 23, 2016 Connecticut

Urges support for '99 percent,' opposition to bow-hunting bill April 17, 2012 Connecticut

Wildlife Managers Spread the Wealth (What There Is of It, at Least) March 28, 2012 Connecticut

Wildly Successful: The White-tailed Deer November 20, 2020 Connecticut

Winter Storms Impact Connecticut Wildlife In Different Ways January 31, 2015 Connecticut