My deer friend
This deer was spotted in Weston grazing. In July 2012, Weston selectmen voted unanimously to allow bow hunting for deer on town-owned conservation land as a way to cull the town’s burgeoning deer population.
But recently, Weston Deer Friends asked selectmen to hold off deciding whether to renew the controlled deer hunt until after Town Meeting in May. This organization opposes the deer management program that opened five wooded areas to bow hunters.
The ban proposed by local anti-hunting group Weston Deer Friends would have ended the town’s year-old deer management program that last fall allowed 26 prescreened bow hunters to set up tree stands in five narrowly defined stretches of conservation land in a bid to reduce what officials consider to be an overpopulation of deer.
However, the ban failed.