Starting Tuesday, the second annual state managed deer hunt will be held on Block Island.
It’s the only hunt of its kind on state-owned land.
The four week hunt takes place on a one-hundred fifteen acre parcel of state-owned land known as Black Rock.
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.
Block Island is having difficulty managing its exploding deer population; there is currently ten times the desired amount of deer on the island.
The local town council recently approved a state plan to hire a team of sharpshooters to professionally cull the population. That will take place next month.
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