Poll: Should Weston Allow Deer Hunting on Public Land?
Tell us what you think about deer hunting on public land to control population numbers.
At a public meeting held Thursday, May 17, the Weston Conservation Commission voted to recommend to the Board of Selectmen deer hunting on public land as a way to curb the growing deer population.
The deer hunting, by bow-and-arrow on some town-owned land parcels, would be limited.
Supporters said at the meeting that managing the deer population would help limit the spread of Lyme disease, and that the deer population is large and needs to be controlled.
Those who oppose the deer hunting recommendation said there are more humane ways to control the deer population, and hunting on public lands could be dangerous.
Another resident also weighed-in on the topic by sending a letter to the editor to Weston Patch, stating her opposition.
Weston Patch wants to know what you think. Vote in the poll below, but also tell us what you see as the pros and cons of potential deer hunting on public lands. Let's get a lively discussion going....