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What Should Be Done About the Exploding Staten Island Deer Population?

The Staten Island Deer Population Is Out Of Control

The Staten Island deer population is exploding and officials are divided on how to respond.

Residents and officials are unsure exactly how to deal with the rapidly growing Staten Island deer population. However, as they continue to debate, the deer numbers continue to grow.

Check out the video to see why the exploding population of deer on the island is such a problem and see some potential solutions.

Among other potential consequences, the chief problems associated with an overabundance of deer are increasing incidences of tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease and more deer being hit by cars.

What do you think should be done to deal with the Staten Island deer population? Is a special deer season on Staten Island a potential solution?

Like what you see here? You can read more great hunting articles by John McAdams on his hunting blog. Follow him on Twitter @TheBigGameHunt.

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What Should Be Done About the Exploding Staten Island Deer Population?