Updated: Saturday, 17 Oct 2009, 3:18 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 17 Oct 2009, 3:18 PM EDT
Redding (AP) - Deer hunting season is in full swing in Connecticut and it's
creating conflict in some Fairfield County communities.
The state Division of Environmental Protections says the state's deer population has been rising for the last 50 years. Fairfield County boasts the highest deer density in the state, averaging 62 deer per square mile.
Hunters, property owners and animal rights activists have clashed over how to best manage the animal's numbers. Fairfield officials expect to release a report at the end of the month on how to control the town's deer population.
In Stamford a month ago, officials ended a deer hunt on city property a day early because of complaints and death threats from animal-rights activists.
More than 1,700 deer have been killed in Connecticut since the hunting season opened Sept. 15.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com