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02/15/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Deer & Tick Committee member Marc Wein has won the day in persuading his colleagues to agree that money must be found to study long term affects of 4-posters units.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Deer & Tick Committee member Marc Wein has won the day in persuading his colleagues to agree that money must be found to study long term affects of 4-posters units.

Shelter Island’s Deer & Tick Committee is primed to take a look at what’s working and what’s not in its effort to reduce tick-borne diseases.

There are reasons to question, some members say, the use of 4-poster units — feeding stands that brush deer with a tickicide, permethrin — and the effectiveness of money allocated to try to increase the number of deer culled. (more…)