Replacement Anterless Tags – If you register an anterless deer, taken on private land at one of the
check stations which issues replacement tags, you may qualify for a replacement anterless tag. [CT.
“Earn-A-Buck” Tag - If you register a total of 3 antlerless deer from private land during the same
season you may qualify for a replacement either-sex tag. [CT.gov/dep]
deforestation – because deer can ear 5-10 lbs of forage per day, overabundant deer herds can
eliminate native plant species and change the structure and diversity of plant communities. Changes
in the structure and diversity of plant communities affect the diversity and abundance of other wildlife
species such as mammals and birds.
[Managing Urban Deer in Connecticut – DEP]
deer to car collisions – based on deer carcass removal data from the CT DEP, for every dead deer
picked up off the road and reported to the DEP, 5 additional deer go unreported. Therefore, about
18,000 deer per year are killed along CT roadways. [Managing Urban Deer in Connecticut – DEP]
tick borne disease – since 1996 over 29,000 human cases of lyme disease have been reported in
CT. [Managing Urban Deer in Connecticut – DEP]