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Apr 8, 2014 1:39 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

East Hampton Town Website Unveils Deer Management Page

Apr 8, 2014 3:35 PM

East Hampton Town has added a deer management page to its website as part of its overall deer management plan, which was adopted by the Town Board in June 2013.

The town, which recently backed out of the Long Island Farm Bureau’s deer cull program, is promoting the restoration of a “balance” of the town’s “natural habitat,” according to a summary of the full management plan posted in the new section.

The full management plan is also available on the site, along with the resolution adopting the plan, the town’s hunting guide, and instructions on how to donate venison to the East Hampton food pantry.

The page includes a section of “useful links,” which offers readers information on the State Department of Environmental Conservation deer management plan, the impact of deer on the environment, Lyme disease, and more.

“We are optimistic that we will be able to work in cooperation with landowners and hunters who come forward to learn more about the rules and regulations set by [the DEC] and work toward bringing the deer population in East Hampton to a more sustainable level,” said Town Councilman Fred Overton, the liaison to the Town Deer Management Advisory Committee, according to a press release issued by the town.

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It is good to see that the local hunters are included in the management program. That is a great step forward.
By MichaelHunter (71), East Quogue, New York on Apr 8, 14 4:59 PM
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