State Average = 104.4 lbs
Lowest average = Zone 11 (Fairfield County) 100.0 lbs
Highest Average = Zone 2 (in Litchfield County) 112.1 lbs
** Fairfield County yearlings weighed 4.4 lbs less than the state average and 12.1 lbs less than deer in Litchfield County.
State Average = 142.5 lbs
Lowest Average = Zone 11 (Fairfield County) 136.0 lbs
Highest Average = Zone 2 (in Litchfield County) 157.7 lbs
**Fairfield County adults weighed 6.5 lbs less than the state average and 21.7 lbs less that deer in Litchfield County.
Are these deer smaller in stature, or are they failing to put on fat for the coming winter? How long have the deer been smaller in Fairfield County? Is there anything else that might explain the lower reported weights?
This data is from http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/wildlife/pdf_files/game/deersum09.pdf, Table 10.