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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Exploring Increased Licenses To Thwart Deer Problem

The Department of Natural Resources is suggesting an increase in hunting licenses to deal with the pesky bambis.

Rothesay Mayor Bill Bishop tells CHSJ News DNR has decided to cut the zone in half with Rothesay/Quispamsis/Hampton being one and Fundy National Park being the other.

He says when they look at Rothesay and Quispamsis as a district they do see an overabundance of deer and they do want to try an increase the harvest or culling of the deer in that area.

DNR is suggesting the town's give the names of residents who would be willing to see increased hunting on the properties. 

The town of Rothesay will not be doing this as they have nothing to do with granting licences and are not experts on the safety of hunting like DNR is.    

The town of Rothesay will send a letter to DNR stipulating they are open to further discussion.