Deer hunt set for Maine islandNovember 20,2012ISLESBORO, Maine ó Islesboro residents are having a special deer hunt on their island to reduce the number of Lyme disease cases and protect the islandís woodlands.
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has signed off on a controlled deer hunt to run from Dec. 10 through the end of the year.
The island allows deer hunting from September into early December, but only with bows and arrows.
The special season allows shotguns, the first thatís ever happened on the island. Itís open only to residents and family members.
Voters last year approved a plan to cull the deer herd from about 50 deer per square mile to about 10 per square mile.
Of the islandís 600 year-round residents, dozens have contracted the tick-borne Lyme disease over the years.MORE IN News
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