East Hampton, Deer Management Plan Under Fire December 11, 2012 New York

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East Hampton, Deer Management Plan Under Fire December 11, 2012 New York, Patch
... a five-year effort to cull the deer population at first and then find other methods to keep the heard down, didn't garner much support from residents at the meeting. There are those who believe the part of the proposal that calls for killing hundreds of deer is too cruel, while others think the deer population will rebound just as fast as its killed off.  Others that spoke out said the plan is too expensive. Organized hunts were estimated at $80,000 to $100,000 ...

East Hampton, Criticism, Support for East Hampton Town Deer Management Plan December 12, 2012 New York, The Sag Harbor Express
... Kathy Cunningham, with the Village Preservation Society ... “The deer management program must include a sterilization program ...noting the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) mandates contraception is only permitted in conjunction with culling. Local veterinarians ... could work with not-for-profit entities like White Buffalo, Inc., to help rein in the costs of a contraception program.  Cunningham asked the board, with the understanding that she has private backers interested in supporting this kind of project, if a pilot sterilization program could become a part of the deer management plan.

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