Deer Invade West Elmira
A town Police Officer Says he Saw 55 Deer Today
WEST ELMIRA N.Y--(WENY-TV)-- There is an unwanted neighbor in West Elmira, and it is deer. People in town say they are all over, and in a town board meeting Monday night the town brought a DEC representative in to discuss the issue.
He told residents that every town is different, and they needed to decide as a whole what was right when it came to the method in which they deal with the problem.
The DEC said in the past they had used deer repellent in gardens, controlled hunts, trap and relocate, and even chemical sterilization.
One town police officer said on his way to the meeting he saw an estimated 55 deer in the area.