Virginia White-tailed deer http://ripr.org en Deer Culling On Block Island Begins Next Week http://ripr.org/post/deer-culling-block-island-begins-next-week <p>Professional sharpshooters will descend on Block Island next week to cull the island’s deer population.</p><p>The Connecticut-based company hired to cull the deer population has been scattering bait since early February to lure deer to specific areas around Block Island.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 29319 at http://ripr.org Deer Culling On Block Island Begins Next Week State Managed Deer Hunt Begins On Block Island http://ripr.org/post/state-managed-deer-hunt-begins-block-island <p>Starting Tuesday, the second annual state managed deer hunt will be held on Block Island.</p><p>It’s the only hunt of its kind on state-owned land.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>The four week hunt takes place on a one-hundred fifteen acre parcel of state-owned land known as Black Rock.</p><p>Any Rhode Islander with a state hunting license is eligible to take part in the hunt. However only six hunters will be allowed on the property per day; they’ll be chosen via a lottery system. The bag limit is eight deer per hunter.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:11:22 +0000 John Bender 27901 at http://ripr.org State Managed Deer Hunt Begins On Block Island RI DEM Announces Plans To Cut Down Exploding Deer Population http://ripr.org/post/ri-dem-announces-plans-cut-down-exploding-deer-population <p>The state Department of Environmental Management has announced plans to cull the population of Virginia white-tailed deer on Block Island.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The density of white-tailed deer on Block Island is estimated at 80 to 100 per square mile.&nbsp; That’s eight to ten times the desirable level so the state Department of Environmental Management has decided to cull the herd.</p><p>The DEM’s Catherine Sparks says they’ll hire professional sharp shooters to kill some of the deer early next year.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:52:49 +0000 Flo Jonic 24501 at http://ripr.org RI DEM Announces Plans To Cut Down Exploding Deer Population