Deer Herd Control

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The Bar Harbor Deer Herd Control Task Force was convened to examine deer and human/deer interactions in the town of Bar Harbor.

The Deer Herd Control Task Force has worked with partners, including the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife,
to develop short- and long-term management plans for deer in Bar Harbor.  A summary of background information and the proposed management strategy can be found in this document.

  • Final report dated 8/21/14 and Proposed Deer Herd Management Strategy Plan for November 4, 2014 vote
Following information gathering and public input, the Task Force will make a recommendation to the Town Council on possible measures to be taken, if any, regarding the deer herd in Bar Harbor.
The task force welcomes public input, and can be reached by email.