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06/27/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Dr. Scott Campbell

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Dr. Scott Campbell will be on hand for Thursday evening’s forum.

Shelter Island’s Deer & Tick Committee is sponsoring an educational forum Thursday evening at the Shelter Island School auditorium with three key speakers who will address issues concerning Islanders.

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05/07/18 10:06am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Deer feeding at a 4-poster unit.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Deer feeding at a 4-poster unit.

The hunt continues for someone to test venison that has been exposed to the tickicide permethrin.

Testing has been done in other parts of the country where permethrin was used on 4-poster units — feeding stands that brush deer with the chemical — as it is here, but the Island may be the one community in the nation that has employed it for the most longest period of time.

At issue is the long-term safety of the meat taken from the deer and also if the tickicide is still effective or the ticks have developed an immunity to it. (more…)