The Villages is a
one thousand acre retirement community in the footthills of East San
Jose. It is nestled in a natural oak habitat that is home to many
wildlife including deer.
physical layout of the community with its numerous man-made lakes and
lush landscaping provides supplemental feeding opportunities for deer
and other wildlife, that would otherwise have to forage greater
distances to find sustenance in the sparsely vegetated and sometmes
much public outcry and protest about the Villages' decision to lethally
thin out the deer population in their gated community using bow and
arrows, representatives of Little Blue Society met with the Management
and Board of Directors in a private meeting Tuesday morning, July 31st.
alternate solution to control the level of deer damage on the property
and to naturally reduce their population over a period of several years