Deer hunt meeting Tuesday night will discuss upcoming season

Deer hunting in 15 open space areas this fall and winter will be the subject of a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in town hall.

“This is a public meeting for adjoining property owners to voice their support or concerns,” said Stefano Zandi of the town’s Deer Management Implementation Committee, which runs the town’s controlled deer hunt.

The Board of Selectmen and Conservation Commission have already reviewed and approved this year’s hunting parcels.

There are 15 properties to be hunted this deer season, which runs from Oct. 15 to Jan. 31 for archery hunting, with firearms hunting from Nov. 14 to Dec. 4; and a “muzzleloader” season from Dec. 5 to Dec. 31.

The areas to be hunted are: Ridgebury Farms, Turtle Ridge Court, Shadow Lake, between Old Trolley and Shadow Lake, Keeler Court, the Ridgefield Golf Course, Sarah Bishop, Old Stagecoach/Ledges, Laurel Lane, Bobby’s Court, Levy Park, Linden Road, Stonecrest, Colonial Heights, Peaceable Refuge, Silvermine Ridge.

The selectmen have also decided to have a public hearing and town meeting early next year at which townspeople can can debate having a controlled deer hunt.