Wild Things LLC can provide several services to protect your property from deer damage. We can install several different types of fencing to protect your gardens and entire property from deer.
If you are a non profit land holding entity, homeowners association or a municipality we can provide deer herd reduction using specialized equipment and techniques. We can also provide controlled hunts from start to finish or just administer a controlled hunt program, that will qualify and place hunters either using firearms or archery equipment on your selected properties.
If you are a private homeowner we can also help in reducing your deer herd with hunts and placing qualified volunteer hunters to hunt deer during the state regulated deer season using archery and or firearms. If you currently have hunters and they are only harvesting 1 or 2 deer a season on your property give us a call as we can place experience volunteer hunters that are willing to manage your deer herd and reduce the population, not just trophy hunt for a large buck deer. deer removal in Stamford
Management of Nuisances: Nuisance deer can be controlled using a number of methods, such as fencing, repellents, hunting and sharp shooting.
Fencing: Electric high-tensile wire fences such as the 7-strand slant wire, the 6-wire vertical fence, and others have been designed to protect crops from deer damage. Spacing between wires should be about eight to 10 inches and any brush around the fence should be cleared away. The type of deer fence to construct depends on such factors as terrain, vegetation, location, and deer density. Wild things can evaluate your property for the proper electric fence design and install the fence. We also can provide a maintenance program for our fences or if you have an existing fence we can maintain it and provide a yearly contract for service.
Woven-wire fences may also be used to keep deer out of an area will work if constructed eight to 8 feet high. Wire strands strung above the woven wire can add more height if desired. Wire mesh fences may be erected around individual ornamentals or other plants you might wish to protect from deer browsing. Wild things can evaluate your property for the proper woven wire fence design and install the fence. We also can provide a maintenance program for our fences or if you have an existing fence we can maintain it and provide a yearly contract for service. To have Wild Things LLC evaluate your deer damage and management options in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
Repellents: The use of repellents can be costly because they must be re-applied following rain. No repellant has been proven to be 100% effective. In areas of high deer density and limited food resources, repellents have little value. Home remedies such as bone meal, coyote urine or human hair tied in sacks hung from trees have been used with limited success. Soap has recently become a popular home remedy in northeast orchards, but still have not been proven 100% effective.
Population Reduction: Non profit land holding entity, homeowners association or a municipality can request from the Connecticut Wildlife Division to implement a deer management plan to reduce the deer herd using specialized equipment and techniques. Wild Things can also provide controlled hunts from start to finish or just administer a controlled hunt program that will qualify and place hunters either using firearms or archery equipment on your selected properties. Farmers who are experiencing deer damage problems would be wise to encourage hunting on their property during the regulated deer seasons. The only practical way to control free-ranging deer herds in the state is by harvesting animals each year to help curb population expansion and maintain the deer herd at a level compatible with the habitat and farming interests. To have Wild Things LLC evaluate your deer damage and management options in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
Population Management: Because deer have a high reproductive potential and few natural predators, deer populations have the potential to increase rapidly. In the absence of significant mortality, deer populations can double in size in two years. High deer populations can significantly alter forested habitats reducing plant diversity and habitat suitability for other wildlife species. In addition, deer can impact flower and vegetable gardens, landscape plantings, and pose a threat to motorists on Connecticut roadways. Wild Things recommends the use of regulated and controlled hunts to effectively and efficiently reduce and maintain deer populations in balance with cultural and habitat carrying capacities. To have Wild Things LLC evaluate your deer damage and management options in Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Westport, Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford or Milford call Connecticut Wild Things LLC in Stamford, CT 203.602.3343 Norwalk, CT 203.854.4848 or Stratford, CT 203.375.1211
Deer Habitat: Field and forest edges, woodlands with an understory of herbaceous vegetation.
Deer Weight: Males: 150 pounds (average); heavier weights are not uncommon; females: average 110 pounds.
Deer Length: 71 inches; 39 inches high at the shoulder. Males are generally larger than females.
Deer Food: Spring/summer: grasses and forbs; fall: acorns, other mast items, and apples; winter: twigs and buds from a wide variety of hardwood trees and leaves from conifer trees such as white pine and hemlock.
Identification: The white-tailed deer is a stately, graceful animal distinguished by conspicuous ears, long legs, and narrow, pointed hooves. Adult male deer have spreading, branching antlers. The most noticeable feature on the deer is the tail, which is brown above and white underneath. When the deer is alarmed, the white tail is raised high, revealing a white "flag" as the deer bounds off through the woods.
White-tailed deer vary seasonally in coloration. Their summer coat is reddish-brown to tan and is composed of short, thin hairs. The winter coat is grayish-brown to gray, with long, thick hairs. Fawns are reddish-brown with white spots, which they lose when they are three to four months old, usually by the end of August in Connecticut.
Range: White-tailed deer are found over all of Connecticut. The population is the largest in Fairfield County and along the entire coastline of Connecticut.
Reproduction: The Connecticut deer mating or rutting season starts in late October and extends through early January. In Connecticut, the peak of the deer rutting season is the last two weeks in November. Fawns, weighing from four to eight pounds, are usually born in June. Fawn deer remain under the female deer’s care through September, when they are weaned. The number of young deer born in Connecticut ranges from one to four, depending upon the age and condition of the doe. In Connecticut, twins are common and triplets and quadruplets have been recorded. Female fawns born early in spring have the potential to breed by the following fall.
History in Connecticut: Due to over-harvesting for venison and deerskins, market hunting, and a general loss of deer habitat caused by extensive clearing of the land for farming, white-tailed deer were uncommon in Connecticut from 1700 to approximately 1900. The numerous laws enacted during this period to protect the dwindling deer resource, plus the improvement in deer habitat as farms were abandoned, contributed to a slow but steady rebound in deer numbers. In 1907, legislation was passed allowing landowners to shoot deer causing crop damage on their land. Since then, harvest regulations have been gradually liberalized to deal with the growing herd and increasing deer damage problems. In 1974, Connecticut passed the Deer Management Act and, in 1975, held its first deer firearms hunting season, changing the status of white-tailed deer from agricultural nuisance to valuable game animal. The Connecticut deer population continues to increase, as deer benefit from man’s land use activities, evidenced by their adaptation to manicured suburban environments and the clearing of forests for timber harvest and cordwood cutting.
Interesting Facts: Male white-tailed deer grow and shed antlers annually. The deers antlers begin to grow in April or May. They are soft and covered with a sensitive tissue known as velvet. By fall, the antlers harden; the deer scrape them against saplings to remove the velvet in preparation for the rut. Antlers are used in sparring during the mating season. They are shed from mid-December to late-January. Antler size is determined by age, genetics, and nutritional value of the deer's diet.
Frequently, well-meaning people find a fawn alone in the woods and bring it home without realizing that the doe was nearby all the time. To divert the attention of predators, female deer only visit their fawns three or four times a day, for about 15 minutes per visit, in order to feed them. Not only is removing a healthy fawn from the wild illegal, but it also reduces the animal’s chances of survival.