Syracuse Area Village and County Residents to Pay $28,000 to Sharpshoot Deer
The deer problem in the village of Fayetteville has been a growing problem for a number of years. There has been a lot of talk about how to handle the excess population. After discussions of baiting and other methods were brought up, now there is a new solution. At a cost to the tax payers, the village will be bringing in Federal Sharpshooters to take out a majority of the abundance of deer.
According to Syracuse.com,
The village board voted Monday night to use the federal sharpshooters rather than rely on volunteer archers to bait and kill deer as initially planned.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, also known as USDA-APHIS, will kill the deer using rifles with suppressors at designated sites, said Fayetteville Mayor Mark Olson.
The whole operation will cost the tax payers of the Fayetteville and Onondaga County $28,000. How this program works is Federal sharpshooters will fly over certain areas away from private residents and from high in the sky "take-out" a number of deer. Though many animal right activists may have a problem with it, people at risk of vehicle damage in the Syracuse area village may not.