East End, Outcry in Eastern Long Island Over a Plan to Cull Deer December 19, 2013 New York

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Outcry in Eastern Long Island Over a Plan to Cull Deer December 19, 2013 New York, New York Times
... The overall goal is to eliminate 2,000 to 3,000 deer of a population officials have put at between 25,000 and 35,000, one of the largest government deer removals ever undertaken. ...  farmers were suffering crop damage ...  In 2006, the wildlife group paid for a ground survey in the town of East Hampton. The tally was 3,293 deer. This year, the town commissioned an aerial survey. Its count was 877. Local officials dismiss the new survey as flawed... [A Petition from the The Wildlife Preservation Coalition of Eastern Long Island opposing the use of sharpshooters]



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