WERTHEIM NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, LONG ISLAND, NY

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published an Environmental Assessment for a proposed White-Tailed Deer management program At Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge Shirley/Brookhaven, New York. The refuge is located on Long Island in New York. The Environmental Assessment proposes hunting by the public as the solution to the perceived high density of the deer population on the refuge.

Needless to say, the proposal is totally without scientific merit. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s claims of deer densities are internally contradictory and very suspect. Further, hunting deer of both genders and skewing the gender ratio in favor of does not only will not reduce the size of the deer herd – it will increase it.

Peter Muller of Wildlife watch as submitted extensive comments critiquing the proposal and would be happy to e-mail you copy. Contact him at peter@wildwatch.org and put “Wertheim Comments” in the subject line.

Although the public comment period is past – we still encourage everyone to write comments to:

WERTHEIM NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
SHIRLEY/BROOKHAVEN, NEW YORK
Contact: Patricia L. Martinkovic,
Refuge Manager Long Island NWR Complex
P.O. Box 21 Shirley, New York 11967
(631) 286-0485

Please write and call and express your outrage at this mismanagement of our refuges.

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