Cayuga Heights considers tracking eating habits of deer July 15, 2011, New York





Cayuga Heights considers tracking eating habits of deer July 15, 2011, New York, Urban, Ithaca Journal
...The board will select a number of sites and plant both protected and unprotected tree seedlings, Mayor Kate Supron said. After 10 days, the site will be studied to see what was eaten by deer and other animals and what was not. After that, the site will be checked every two to four weeks to collect data. "There is a need for this baseline data so that over time, we would hope as the deer management program is implemented, we can show improvement," ...The village will begin with the surgical sterilization of 20 to 60 does within a two-year period, followed by culling the remainder of the herd... A lawsuit was filed against the town over the deer plan... issue raised was the lack of information used to make the decisions.



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