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Letter: Don't allow bow hunting to cull deer

White-tailed deer intrude on the property of homes

White-tailed deer intrude on the property of homes in Southold on Nov. 17, 2013. Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

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.

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


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