Syracuse, N.Y. - The Syracuse Common Council is set to vote next week on a plan to control the city's deer population.
The Syracuse Tick and Deer Management Advisory group recently gave its proposed management plan to the mayor and Common Council. If approved, sharpshooters would be allowed to kill the animals, with the venison going to a food bank. The sharpshooter operations would happen at night to reduce the risk to the public.
Syracuse needs to drastically reduce the number of deer if it hopes to collapse the population of dangerous ticks in the City.
The Council will vote on the proposal Monday, June 17th.