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NY town pays USDA sharpshooters to reduce deer herd

Posted April 15

— A village near Syracuse has 76 fewer deer, thanks to the efforts of sharpshooters from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Onondaga County village of Fayetteville hired the shooters for the second year in a row to control the deer population. Last year, 89 deer were killed.

Mayor Mark Olson tells the Syracuse Post-Standard ( ) the venison was donated to the Central New York Food Bank.

Similar deer-culling programs have been conducted in the central New York town of Onondaga and the village of Hamilton in Madison County.


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