On Thursday, the Southold Deer Management Task Force will host a public informational meeting on the proposed deer project, a proposal by the Long Island Farm Bureau to cull deer herds as part of a multi-pronged approach to reduce damage caused by white-tailed deer that is destroying the ecosystem of Eastern Long Island, according to the supervisor.
Martin Lowney, state director United States Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services of New York State will be onhand to discuss the scope of the project and anticipated outcomes. The deer project is intended to complement existing practices to address the overpopulation of deer, Russell said.
The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Southold Recreation Center.
“The public resoundingly requested that the
Southold Town Board pursue the option of culling herds as part of the town’s integrated
deer management plan, and we believe this strategy will
assist in addressing a complex problem impacting public safety and the local
economy," Russell said.
For information, please contact the supervisor's office at 631-765-1889.