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Our Mission: Restoring balance

The Fairfield County Municipal Deer Management Alliance is a consortium of municipalities whose purpose is to foster an informed and collaborative approach to reducing the region’s over abundant deer population back to 10-12 deer per sq mile from current destructive and injurious levels in excess of 60 deer per sq mile and thereby reducing the herd's impact on ecological integrity, public health, road safety, quality of life and our stretched local economies.

Public Health


“Reducing deer densities to below 10-12
per sq mile has been shown to substantially reduce tick numbers and
human Lyme disease.”  Kirby C. Stafford III, Ph.D., Vice Director,
Chief Entomologist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New
Haven, CT

Fairfield County has had the
highest number of new Lyme disease cases per year in CT since 2007.
"Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United
States. The longterm sequelae of LD are debilitating to patients and
costly to society. The emergence of LD and previous experience predict
the feasibility of public health interventions for LD control and
prevention." Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention 2006


 Woodland Damage

"White-tailed deer impacts are
significant. Unless something is done habitat degradation will
continue." and "There will be a continued decline in the biological
diversity of the state." - Connecticut Audubon Society

Studies have also confirmed an increase in Lyme cases in
residents living near deer infested open space. This is of concern
because many houses in Fairfield County have back yards that are
adjacent or near to small forest edges.  New England Journal of Medicine


 Road Safety 

“Nationwide deer-vehicle accidents cause about 29,000
human injuries, 200 human fatalities, and $1 billion in property damage
annually.” - Wildlife Society Bulletin 

“Deer population management must serve as
the main tool in any long term strategy to reduce human incidences of
Lyme disease.” Dr Sam Telford lll, Associate Professor of Infectious
Diseases,Tufts University and Visiting Scientist in Immunology and
Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health

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Fairfield County Municipal
Deer Management Alliance
P.O. BOX 186
Georgetown CT 06829

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