I cannot believe what I read about longbow hunting to address overpopulation of deer in Eatons Neck and Asharoken ["Residents debate deer hunting proposal," News, Aug. 12].

Besides bow hunting being cruel, inhumane and ultimately ineffective, it seems quite obvious that the possibility of accidents occurring far outweighs any temporary solution the town and residents may seek.

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How can the town consider allowing residents to hunt deer on their own property? What about the person who accidentally shoots a neighbor's beloved pet, or worse, his beloved neighbor?

Marianne Shaw, Kings Park