Members of Teatown Against Animal Cruelty protest Teatown Lake Reservation deer cull

Yorktown has a permit to kill 75 deer over four days.

Yorktown has a permit to kill 75 deer over four days. (2/8/14)

YORKTOWN - Activists protested Saturday over Yorktown's permit to kill 75 deer over four days at the Teatown Lake Reservation.

Members of Teatown Against Animal Cruelty say there are more humane ways for the town to manage deer, such as sterilization and birth control.

They say the reservation hired sharpshooters to start killing deer on Friday because Yorktown believes the deer population has gotten out of control and is harming the forest.

Many residents say they believe that the town has overstepped its bounds and that it needs a better approach to controlling the deer population.

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