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11/18/15 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |  Police Chief Jim Read responding to a question from a hunter at the Deer & Tick Committee meeting Tuesday evening.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Police Chief Jim Read responding to a question from a hunter at the Deer & Tick Committee meeting Tuesday evening.

One of the Island’s most outspoken opponents of 4-poster units — feeding stands that brush deer with a tickicide — told the Deer & Tick Committee Tuesday night he was also opposed to hiring a wildlife manager. (more…)

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10/13/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel informed the Town Board how the committee wants to allocated funds for 2016.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel informed the Town Board how the committee wants to allocate funds for 2016.

With an enhanced focus on culling Shelter Island’s herd, the Deer & Tick Committee is looking into hiring Connecticut-based White  Buffalo, a nonprofit considered a leader in controlling white-tailed deer populations.

Anthony DeNicola, who heads the group, would train two local hunters in White Buffalo methods at a cost of about $1,500 per day for a two-day course. (more…)

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02/07/14 2:56pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Deer in a Silver Beach backyard.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Deer in a Silver Beach backyard.

While several surrounding East End towns have rejected sharpshooters as a means of culling the deer herd, the chairman of Shelter Island’s Deer and Tick Committee said he doesn’t think Shelter Island should rule out any means of controlling deer. (more…)