The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing changes in deer hunting permits for eastern Long Island for 2015 that would more than triple the number of deer killed.
The existing regulations, which you can read here, allow 300 deer kill permits for Southold, for example.
The proposed regulations, which you can read here, would permit 1,000 deer killings in Southold in 2015. The state is considering these regulations to reduce the overpopulation of deer.
People opposed to this expansion of deer hunting in Suffolk County should contact Bryan Swift at WildlifeRegs@dec.ny.gov or Bryan L. Swift, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233.
Comments can be submitted through Monday.
Virginia and Tom Uhl, Cutchogue