Deer Management

Great Mountain Forest supports a healthy deer population with a deer-herd management program that has been conducted as a forest-management practice for the past 50 years. Maintaining a proper deer density on the landscape promotes both a healthy deer herd and a sound forest ecosystem. The over population of the species results in overbrowsing, which stalls forest regeneration.
GMF participants in this program serve two roles: to harvest deer during Connecticut’s annual hunting season and to monitor the forest and wildlife.