In 2005, Weston’s Board of Selectmen appointed a Select Committee on Deer Management and charged it with studying the deer that live in Weston, whether the herd is too large, and if so, how it can be reduced. The committee’s Selected Findings and Proposed Recommendations, which are on file at the town clerk’s office, were presented to the selectmen in June 2006. It determined that there is no real urgency in Weston when it comes to reducing the deer population. The deer committee was disbanded after its final findings and recommendations were presented.
The Nature Conservancy, which owns and manages Devil’s Den Nature Preserve on Pent Road, has conducted controlled deer hunts on its property since 2003. The meat from deer taken during the controlled hunt is given to Hunters for the Hungry, an organization that donates venison to food banks.