Devil’s Den to close weekdays for limited deer hunt

There will be an upcoming limited deer hunt at Devil's Den.

The Nature Conservancy will hold its annual controlled deer hunt at Devil’s Den Preserve in Weston during the state-designated shotgun and rifle hunting season, which runs through Tuesday, Dec. 5. The purpose of the controlled hunt, which has been held each fall since 2001, is to improve and maintain forest health by reducing the deer population. In recent decades, the high density of deer in southwestern Connecticut and associated overbrowsing has caused ecological damage in the region’s forests, harming the understory, limiting tree regeneration and contributing to the gradual loss of native flowering plants. The hunt will take place on … Read more

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