The issue of large numbers of deer has impacted many communities, especially those containing large parks and forest land. To deal with the issue, some communities are considering options such as sharp-shooting and bow hunting to thin herds.

This is an issue in the community where I live, in the New York City suburbs near the Hudson River, where there are many state and county parks. One evening last month, I attended a public hearing of county officials about whether to allow bow hunting of deer in county parks.

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