2007-08-23 / News

Island motorists kill 26 deer

At last week's town council meeting, it was reported that Jamestown had the second highest deer auto strikes in Newport County

Hunters reported 56 deer kills on the island last season, while automobile drivers accounted for 26 more. That makes Jamestown second only to Tiverton in Newport County in terms of deer kills by automobiles according to the town's deer management survey.

According to the survey, the island deer population, which has grown nearly four-fold since 1998, is expected to remain at approximately four hundred for the second straight year. In order to begin reducing the island deer population, the report estimates that future harvests need to increase to approximately 126 animals.

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