To get an estimate of just how many deer there are roaming from Laurel to Orient Point, Southold Town’s department of public works will be conducting a deer census next month and is calling on volunteers to pitch in.
The census will also help determine which areas in town need more deer-management efforts. READ
The Nassau Point Property Owners Association is addressing the overpopulation of deer in its community in the one way that has proven to be successful: a cull. For the second year in a row, the association has hired a nonprofit group of volunteers to reduce the deer population through bowhunting. (more…)
Not that long ago, many longtime residents and farmers rarely saw deer on their properties. Farmers could maintain their crops without the fear that herds of deer would devour their plants and destroy acres of produce and fruit trees. READ
Southold Town will advertise again for a wildlife management position that has not been filled since the Town Board first backed its creation in August 2015.
Since September, the five volunteer members of Southold Town’s tick management committee have been independently researching the growing problem posed by tick-borne illnesses.
A variety of approaches have been attempted to address the health crisis caused by the North Fork’s growing deer population, including private hunters, federal sharpshooters and a part-time wildlife manager. READ
Too many and too much: that’s the message the North Fork Deer Management Alliance is hoping to spread to you through a direct mail brochure it hopes to send to every home in Southold Town. READ
A Cutchogue man’s car caught on fire last night after he swerved to avoid hitting a deer on Route 48 in Peconic, causing his car to flip over. READ
Members of Southold Town’s newly-formed tick committee have one big thing in common: They’ve each been diagnosed with tick-borne illnesses.
And they don’t want others to suffer they way they have.
The Southold Planning Department will host a public forum in East Marion Thursday night to discuss the land-use chapter of the town’s drafted “Southold 2020” comprehensive plan for that specific hamlet. READ