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11/06/17 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

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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11/01/17 4:30pm
COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND

COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND

If there is a single fact that emerges as a surprise from the recent survey conducted by the town’s Deer & Tick Committee, it’s that 72 percent of respondents said they would favor Shelter Island paying professionals to reduce deer density. (more…)

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10/16/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Chief Jim Read cut the deer culling budget before submitting it to the Town Board.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Chief Jim Read cut the deer culling budget before submitting it to the Town Board.

What happened to the Deer & Tick Committee’s decision to request more money for culling the herd in 2018 than was in the budget request submitted to the Town Board? (more…)

10/12/17 11:43am
PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/STOCK

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/STOCK

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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10/11/17 2:02pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Warehoused 4-poster units waiting for deployment in the field.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
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…)