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08/14/19 2:00pm

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The Deer & Tick Committee won’t be recommending changes in its priorities when it comes to budgeting for 2020, putting considerably more money into supporting its 4-poster program than culling efforts. But it’s contemplating asking for about $5,000 more for culling than it sought in the current year’s budget. (more…)

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01/04/19 8:00am

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The vote may not be official because of a lack of a quorum, but three members present at Wednesday morning’s Deer & Tick meeting voted to pay Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers (NWCO) for their licenses and insurance if they participate in the February and March hunt on the Island. (more…)

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12/12/18 10:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand. brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

Should the Deer & Tick Committee stick to its plans for 2019 or make adjustments during the year? (more…)

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04/25/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Retiring as chairman of the Deer & Tick Committee and as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve, Mike Scheibel (center) received a commendation from the Town Board Tuesday for his years of service. Supervisor Gary Gerth, left, and Councilman Jim Colligan presented a plaque.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Retiring as chairman of the Deer & Tick Committee and as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve, Mike Scheibel (center) received a commendation from the Town Board Tuesday for his years of service. Supervisor Gary Gerth, left, and Councilman Jim Colligan presented him with a plaque.

The Town Board learned at Tuesday’s work session that the Deer & Tick Committee will either ask for a reallocation of its money or more funding for its 2019 budget.

Listening to an account of efforts made in the 2017-18 hunting season, members heard about a successful pilot “Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers” (NWCO) program that killed 50 deer during the February and March hunt on some town-managed properties. (more…)