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Teatown Reservation Plans Sharpshooters For Deer Kill

The Teatown Lake Reserve plans on using sharpshooters to help control the deer population in the area.
The Teatown Lake Reserve plans on using sharpshooters to help control the deer population in the area. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore

OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining's Teatown Lake Reservation will employ sharpshooters to kill up to 75 deer in an effort to maintain balance in the area's ecosystem, according to LoHud.com.

The steadily growing deer population in the area continues to eat trees, seeds and other plant life at a rate that impacts the entire ecosystem, including loss of bird life, according to LoHud.com.

Sharpshooters will kill the deer at night and the meat will be donated to charities that feed venison to the needy, LoHud.com reported.

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