In a unanimous decision, the Weston Conservation Commission voted to recommend allowing authorized bow hunting of deer on portions of town-owned land to, over time, gain some control over what they say is an “intractable problem” in Weston.
The recommendation followed a lengthy, at times uncomfortable discussion at the last night about options for deer management, the last in a series of forums and meetings held on the topic by the Conservation Commission over the past six months.
While the views expressed by individual members were largely shared by the commission as a whole, a number of residents voiced concerns about hunting deer that ranged from safety to whether bow hunting is humane. The commission will present its recommendation to the Weston Board of Selectman, who will discuss the issue at its June 11 meeting.
Check Weston Patch on Monday morning for full coverage of the meeting.