Deer Warning Reflectors

The New York State Department of Transportation has joined forces with the Mendon Deer Management Committee to begin a Pilot Program... GET THE FACTS

Reflectors have been installed along Clover Street near Sheldon Road and North to the Pittsford Line.



What is Chronic Wasting Disease?

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is found in some deer and elk populations in North America. CWD belongs to a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Although CWD is in the same family of diseases as bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle, and scrapie in sheep, it is a distinct disease that has only been found in deer and elk. The specific cause of the disease is believed to be an abnormal prion (protein infectious particle) that is found in the brain, central nervous system and some lymphoid tissues of infected animals... More




White-tailed Deer Food Fact Sheet

Fact: The average adult deer requires 4-8 Ibs. of forage depending upon the sex of the deer, season of the year, and quality of the forage.

  • Spring/Summer - mostly greens
    • leaves
    • grass
    • herbaceous plants
    • new growth
  • Late Summer/Fall - fruits, acorns, crops
  • Winter/Early Spring - seedlings, twigs, buds and evergreen leaves

Preferred Foods:

  • Mast
    • Acoms
    • Cherries
    • Beechnuts
  • Fruits
    • Apples
    • Crabapples
    • Pears
    • Pokeweed Berries
  • Trees
    • Sugar Maple
    • White Ash
    • Tulip Poplar
    • Hemlock
    • Birch
    • Oak
    • Cucumber tree
    • Basswood
    • Dogwood
    • Apple
    • Pin cherry
  • Vines and Shrubs
    • Hobblebush
    • Juneberry
    • Sassafras
    • Wild grape
    • Silky dogwood
    • Honeysuckle
    • Autumn Olive
    • Blackberry
  • Herbaceous Plants
    • Trillium
    • Mayapple
    • Trout Lilies

Non-Preferred Foods:

  • Trees...
  • American Beech
  • Striped Maple
  • Black Cherry
  • Hornbeam
  • Ironwood













Deer hunters’ and farmers’ harvest can be donated, processed and distributed to help feed the hungry throughout New York State. Because donated deer must be professionally processed, the Venison Donation Coalition has coordinated a program where legally tagged and properly field-dressed deer can be taken to participating no cost to the hunter or farmer... Learn more


































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