Deer-hunting on a state-owned parcel of land on Block Island opens today. Brian Tefft, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Environmental Management, said the deer hunting season has been underway on the island since early October, but…
“This is a special lottery-only hunt for one parcel of state land located on Block Island in an effort to assist the town with the reduction of deer on the island,” Tefft said.
The hunt aims to help reduce crop damage and the spread of Lyme disease as a result of an overgrown deer population plaguing the island. Traditional ways to manage the deer population have not worked.
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