Deer on Deep Hole Drive in Mattituck. (Lynette Dallas courtesy file photo)
A state Supreme Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Southold Town that sought to prevent a plan to use hired federal hunters to trim the number of deer within town lines.
On Wednesday, Judge Gerard Asher determined the suit, which protested the town’s decision to contribute $25,000 to the Long Island Farm Bureau to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s sharpshooter program, to be without merit. (more…)
LYNETTE DALLAS COURTESY PHOTO | Deer on Deep Hole Drive in Mattituck.
Predictions of how many deer will be killed through a federal program aimed at culling herds across the East End have fallen sharply as towns and villages back away from participation.
And as it looks now, Southold may end up being the only local government to partake in the program.
JOSEPH PINCIARO FILE PHOTO
Opponents of a deer cull slated to take place in Southold Town are turning up the heat after they say speaking out at public hearings has failed to convince local elected leaders to hit the brakes.
But the town is still moving forward as planned. (more…)