City Of Norwich Asks For Community Input On Deer Management
Published: May 15th, 2024
By: Sarah Genter

City of Norwich asks for community input on deer management The City of Norwich is seeking community input on the local deer population. A nine-question multiple choice survey can be accessed at or by scanning the QR code. (Submitted photo)

NORWICH — The City of Norwich has posted a survey for city residents to gauge whether there are community concerns over the deer population within city limits.

The survey consists of nine multiple choice questions about residents' experiences and opinions on deer in the area, as well as a section for additional comments. Two individuals per household may complete the survey, which is available now at

City of Norwich Ward 3 Alderwoman Nancy Allaire said the council initially heard concerns from residents about a year ago, with most complaints concerning deer eating their plants. She said Ward 6 Alderman Robert Jeffrey initially began looking into the issue, but found there weren't many complaints regarding deer coming from his ward. With most complaints coming from Wards 2 and 3, Allaire took over exploring the issue and potential solutions.

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A six-person committee was formed, and they have been gathering information on problems deer can cause in residential areas, gathering complaints and opinions from residents, and meeting with Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Representative Courtney LaMere to discuss potential solutions.


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