Landowner - Hunter Connection helps match landowners seeking help controlling deer damage with hunters.
Having trouble with deer overbrowsing in your woods?
Now you can enlist a Vermont hunter of your choice to reduce the effects of deer on your timber stands and help provide a local family with meat this winter. White-tailed deer browsing has profound implications for the structure and function of Vermont’s forested ecosystems, especially when deer densities are high. Regulated hunting is a wildlife management tool that effectively controls deer densities.
This site offers landowners and sportsmen a way to connect and develop a relationship to help manage deer densities, reduce property damage and improve habitat.
Once you register, you will be provided with the contact information of hunters interested in hunting in your area. You can choose which option best suits your needs, and then make direct contact via e-mail or telephone.
Once you register, your contact information will be added to the database and provided to landowners looking for help in controlling deer damage on their property. Landowners will be able to contact you via e-mail or telephone to arrange access privileges.
What You Should Know About Deer Densities and Vermont’s Forests
Overbrowsing by white-tailed deer can alter forest plant communities, threaten endangered plant species, reduce ground-level hiding cover and forage for other wildlife species, and reduce abundance of nesting birds when deer densities are too high. Agricultural crops and residential ornamentals also can be negatively impacted when there are too many deer.
The most effective approach to reduce deer populations is to encourage the harvest of female deer (does). In Vermont, the archery and muzzleloader seasons provide opportunities for hunters to harvest does.
For landowners, finding responsible hunters can be an important part of their wildlife management plan, especially if they are absentee or do not hunt themselves.
Landowner – Hunter Connection provides a tool for managing deer on your property.