As many as 3,000 deer will be killed during the hunt, which begins in February. Officials said the overpopulation has been blamed for the spread of Lyme disease, damage to crops and car accidents.
With Staten Island deer sightings on the rise, officials plan to start keeping track of animals from the sky.
The mayor of a Westchester County town has proposed a plan to inject deer with birth control, in an effort to reduce their population.
Mayor Peter Swiderski said the overpopulation of deer is diminishing the quality of life for residents in the community.