There are far too many deer in Southold Town, something dramatic has to be done to reduce their numbers, and many residents are tired of talking about the problem and attending meetings where the issue is discussed.
That was the major takeaway at a deer forum held Wednesday evening in Southold Town Hall. READ
On Wednesday, Southold Town will host an important forum on the problems posed by the far too large deer population that is thriving and rapidly growing on the North Fork.
The forum is scheduled for Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. READ
Southold Town will host a forum on deer management Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, will address the excessive deer population on the North Fork.
According to town environmental analyst Craig Jobes, the dramatic increase in the white-tailed deer population has resulted in widespread landscape damage and crop losses, as well as an increase in Lyme disease and vehicular collisions. READ
Southold Town will postpone its deer census, originally set to start in June, until September, according to environmental analyst Craig Jobes. READ
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