I don't live in Cayuga Heights, but I've learned way too much about the business of culling (ie killing) deer in urban areas, since they started doing it in MY town 3 months ago. "Volunteer" sharpshooters in tree stands shooting deer in the park directly in view of residents' homes. Then they drag them (tastefully covered in tarps) up to the street and into a pickup truck for disposal. This isn't in the "country" either, it's a densely populated residential area.
A group of citizens was able to thwart this year's cull using protests and the legal system. But they still managed to kill 15 deer, (not even half their goal) and are gearing up to do it again next year. This is happening all over the country and it's literally torn my (previously) peaceful town apart.
I dunno, maybe I'm just a tree-hugging old hippie bambi lover, but to me it's just sickening and barbaric and it's happening in many, many communities across the country. Some allow citizens with bow and arrows to shoot at the deer from their front porches. What do you all think?