Deer forum scheduled for next week in Peconic

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Southold Town will host a deer forum Jan. 16. 

Southold Town is hosting a public meeting next week to discuss the “Deer Project,” a new proposal by the Long Island Farm Bureau to cull deer herds throughout the East End.

Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, The Deer Project is being funded by the Long Island Farm Bureau and local municipalities. At a recent educational forum, hosted by the Deer Management Committee, about 250 residents mostly agreed that culling the herd was an important step to immediately take.

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During the Jan. 16 meeting, Martin Lowney, state director of USDA Wildlife Services of New York State, will discuss the scope of the proposed project and anticipated outcomes.

The forum begins at 6 p.m. at Southold Recreation Center, located at 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic.

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