SOUTHOLD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – There’s a controversial new plan to rid the East End of Long Island of deer.READ MORE: NYPD: Man Stabbed In Thigh During Robbery In Theater District
As many as 35,000 deer inhabit the East End, CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported. Some experts say that’s about twice as many as the land can support.
Federal sharpshooters will begin culling the deer in February in what will be the largest deer removal program in state history.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, Town of Southold Supervisor Scott Russell said town officials decided to team up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture after other options were studied.