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08/02/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Four turkeys, count ‘em. That’s one of the things the State Department of Environmental Conservation is asking Islanders to do.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Four turkeys, count ‘em. That’s one of the things the State Department of Environmental Conservation is asking Islanders to do.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wants you.

The DEC is seeking “citizen scientists” willing to help gather data about wildlife resources, focusing on wild turkeys. (more…)

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07/13/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Straight facts on ticks
To the Editor:
It saddens me to see letters in the Reporter that attack the actions and deliberations of the Deer & Tick Committee. (more…)

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05/11/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel maintains there’s no appetite for bringing in sharpshooters to cull the Island’s herd. But he believes the option to do so serves as ‘a hammer’ to encourage local hunters to increase their take.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel maintains there’s no appetite for bringing in sharpshooters to cull the Island’s herd. But he believes the option to do so serves as ‘a hammer’ to encourage local hunters to increase their take.

In its ongoing effort to foster a bond with Island hunters, the Deer & Tick Committee plans a meeting Wednesday night to hear what incentives would prompt them to increase the deer they take. (more…)