East Hampton Town Deer Survey Results May Not Reflect True Population June 11, 2013 New York

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... aerial survey ... count came in at 877 deer, a dramatic decline from the 3,293 deer that were tallied in 2006 by a different method, known as a roadside distance sampling ...  The East Hampton Town Board is currently considering a deer management plan that is based on the premise that there’s been an unhealthy explosion in the white-tailed deer population, and that population problem has given rise to a host of societal problems—increases in car-deer accidents, spikes in cases of tick-borne illnesses and over-browsing by the deer of the town’s forest...

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