Deer Management Update
Window of Action runs from 12/19/2016 - 03/31/2017
Preliminary activities related to the Village Deer Management Plan will take place on Village properties as well as select pre-determined private properties. Upon completion of fact gathering, culling will commence. These activities will occur over the next several months.
Village Parks are CLOSED from dusk until dawn.
Additional updates will be posted prominently on the Village website.
VILLAGE OF FAYETTEVILLE DEER MANAGEMENT PLAN (VOFDMP) Revised Sept 2016
Upcoming Public Education Events
05/10/2016 - Village of Fayetteville announces official results of
2016 Deer Management.
Click here for USDA-WS Project Summary Report 2016
02/29/2016 - For Immediate Release
Village of Fayetteville Announces Upcoming Deer Management Window of Action
Articles of Interest:
Village of Fayetteville Mayor Mark Olson announced today that the upcoming window of action for deer reduction in the village is March 1 through March 31, 2016. These actions are part of the Village of Fayetteville Deer Management Plan. Night-time park closures will be in effect and enforced to provide for resident/visitor safety during reduction activities.
Over the past 20 years, an overabundant white-tailed deer population has negatively impacted the village and its residents. Prompted by increased reports of Lyme disease with Village residents and pets, negative impacts to natural plant communities, frequent deer-vehicle collisions and additional property damage within the village, the Mayor initiated the formation of a Deer Committee to facilitate the planning process for a Deer Management Plan in early 2015.
The Village of Fayetteville Deer Management Plan, approved November 9, 2015, calls for reducing the density of deer which will reduce the impact to health and safety within the village. A deer population density of 8 or fewer per square mile is needed within the village to significantly reduce tick density. The Deer Committee anticipates that the process of managing the deer population will be a long-term project.
Proactive safety measures will be in place to protect the community. Highly trained marksmen from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, working under direction of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, under agreement with the Village and in coordination with local law enforcement, will conduct reduction actions at night when the village owned property is normally closed.
"The Relationship Between Deer Density, Tick Abundance, and Human
Cases of Lyme Disease in a Residential Community" Report by Howard Kilpatrick