Syracuse, N.Y. - The Syracuse Common Council is set to vote tonight 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. The goal is to cull the deer in an effort to collapse the population of dangerous ticks that are carrying Lyme Disease in the City.
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.