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The number of deer culled from the herd on Shelter Island in October — the first month of the recreational hunting season — was down from the number recorded for the same month in 2016.
Animal Control Officer Beau Payne told the Deer & Tick Committee at its November 1 meeting that 33 deer were killed by 15 hunters last month compared with 41 taken by 14 hunters in October 2016. (more…)
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In a press release Thursday morning, Supervisor Jim Dougherty switched course and said results of the deer and tick survey conducted by the town would be given to the public before Election Day and not after, as originally planned.
In his statement, Mr. Dougherty said the change was made after reading an editorial in the October 12 Reporter. (more…)
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Warehoused 4-poster units waiting for deployment in the field.
At the candidates forum for office seekers held Sunday at the school auditorium, Gary Gerth, candidate for supervisor, asked incumbent Supervisor Jim Dougherty why the results of a survey asking residents questions related to deer and tick issues would not be released until after Election Day.
Mr. Dougherty said, “I’m ready to go.” (more…)
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Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and secretary Debra Speeches presented their 2018 budget request to the Town Board this week.
With hearings on the 2018 budget under way at Town Hall, numbers have not yet been totaled, but if every request from town entities are granted, spending will rise considerably. (more…)
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Hunter Bruce Raheb at the September 26 Deer & Tick Committee meeting.
If early meetings between Deer & Tick Committee members and hunters were sometimes marked by skepticism and contentious disagreements, the meeting on September 26 was without rancor or complaints. (more…)